Desperate circumstantces call for desperate measures. This was me today when my door decided to become self locking. I went back out to the car leaving my keys and handbag within and when it shut, the lock fell into place. Different people react to challenges in different ways. I picked up the lid of the post box and frisbeed it across the carport and in the process, scratched the bonnet of the car. While walking around the house trying the various windows, I was cut to shreds by the non blooming but very much ‘in thorn’ rose bush, did battle with an assualt course of dog deposits on the grass and still hadn’t found my way in. I could have waited for himself to return from work several hours later but I had to get in, it was imperative - I needed a cup of tea. I can take almost anything but don’t part me from my tea. Before you tell me to hide a spare key somewhere, I’ve thought of that. I’ve decided there’s a better solution; I’m going to hide a kettle and some tea outside should this happen again!
Please accept my apologies for the lack of social commentary posts recently and know that you are not forgotten. I’ve been very taken up by a demanding time. I’m not reticent to share the details but am quite sure it won’t make interesting reading.
Some things I’ve learned this week:
- Asking questions and taking an active interest in something, even something involving you directly, often makes people nervous. (ie; matters of your health, legal undertakings, education, etc.)
- A will to live can be tenacious at any age, even a cancer beseiged 83.
- We are all scared of something, usually, many things.
- Everything we do, no matter how little or seemingly pointless, is better than nothing at all.
- Buying a beautiful piece of jewellery does nothing to alleviate worry, no matter what you tell yourself.
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A Personal Note
I apologise and thank you for your patience with my lack of larger posts, life has given me stormy seas of late. I’ve always enjoyed looking at a sea in the grip of strong weather. It provides such beautiful contrast, deeper appreciation of moments of calm, and focuses ones attention on the really important.
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My thoughts this weekend are circling around and down into the root of an idea, simple and known to us all. It’s to do with the recurrent problems we face in our lives, whether it be procrastination, avoidance of something, a need to change our lifestyle or some other challenge. Most people, myself included, weave around the issue trying different strategies that are largely superficial. I know a few people on a diet and this is a good example. They have all found diets that promise ‘to change their lives.’ Each one is spending a lot of time thinking about food, and planning, weighing and analysing through willing hardship. The more extreme the scheme, the more dramatic the deprivation, the happier they seem. It’s like they want to punish themselves. Not one of them has been compelled to dig deep and find out what lies at the root, the reason for their problem in the first place. I’m not purporting to have the answers to weight loss, but I am saying that treating anything superficially that is deeply rooted will only ever yield superficial results. Personally, I like digging, and seeking the ungarnished truth at the heart of a matter. Any gardener will tell you, it’s all about what lies in the soil.