May 24, 2014

Jolly good book by Sue Monk Kidd

" I wanted to know what happened when two people felt it. (it being the hurt). Would  it divide the hurt in two, make it lighter to bear, the way feeling someone's joy seemed to double it ?"

A 14 year old's thoughts are not that far from any adult in the same emotional situation really.

The idea of a 'wailing wall' is quite interesting. If it can help a person cope, why not. I'm thinking how I might adapt that for kids to cope with the stress of school demands !

Descriptions are so simple and direct it's easy to imagine the life of bees, their livelihood, the routines and the hum... " At thirty feet your skin will start to vibrate..... but your heart  will send you straight into the hum, where you will be swallowed by it...."

'I decided sometimes you just need to nurse something, that's all " - and that was how she succinctly described sentimental attachment. That certainly makes wonderful sense why we do it..

What I like most is that not just Lily, they are all survivors in tumultuous times (civil rights phase).

May 12, 2014

Mother's day weekend, lots of quiet moments..

Mother's day, quiet one this year, but it's ok. I enjoy the quiet. Got mum some flowers and made her a card.

I decided I'd go pink on the card and a little wild with the dies and hearts.. don't need to make a card look old !!

The giving brings as much joy as the receiving. I got a free lunch from Dad.. and

Photo: Lovely to look at..smell good too..a good Sunday it be.

flowers from my kids....

Wedding coming up.. next card to keep me busy...

May 9, 2014

Problems or fear

Fear manifests in many ways, it's not cowardice, it's a lack of courage that paralyses the mind of all rational
arguments like panic.
Not sure where I read that but it's about  right.

When problems overrun the mind I can't seem to enjoy or concentrate on what I'm reading because of work distractions, It's like an overflow I can't switch off in my head.
Compartments are flooded with office issues. No compartmentalization is possible.

Is there a name for this ?

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