Friday, January 24, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 24 January 2014

Sometimes it is better not to know. Sometimes when you do know you just fold up.  [Robin McKinley, Sunshine]

The things I don’t know are BEyond counting. BEyond listing. BEyond really grasping. It is good to remember this. It is good to remember when I don’t understand another person that I don’t understand BEcause I don’t know and I don’t know BEcause I canNOT BEgin to understand. No matter if I want to. No matter how hard I try.

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody… They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing. [Neil Gaiman]

I don’t know what it’s like to BE You. I don’t know what it’s like, really, to BE Me. I am interested though. And I am curious.

I am also respectful. Some of what it is, BEing ourselves, is best left unknown, and certainly NOT dissected.

Knowing I don’t know is HUGE. Imagine for a moment what it was like BEfore knowing… yeah, it’s good NOT knowing everything.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I wouldn't want to know everything. My head would explode. And with nothing new to learn I would soon be bored--LOL! Plus--there's so much ugliness in the world that people should probably remain a bit of a mystery. ;)