Friday, August 29, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 29 August 2014

You cannot grow in the integrative dance of action and contemplation without a strong tolerance for ambiguity, an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety, and a willingness to not know—and not even need to know. This ever widens and deepens your perspective. This is how you allow and encounter Mystery and move into the contemplative zone.  [Richard Rohr, Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer]

I’m trying something new with my Chromebook today. I have lost the T key on my regular lappie and thought this might BE a good time to learn how to use Google docs. So far I am noticing some intuitive things from Word are making me feel awkward at best.

So far I have been at this for around an hour. I get learning curves, but I am NOT at all sure how to navigate things that I have done for so long without thinking about them.

I’m trying to keep some perspective. I’ve had a couple of really hard days, and yesterday I had a transfusion. I’m at least feeling somewhat more myself, but somehow or other that “thrill” is gone. People reassure me this is to BE expected. I am going to trust them on that!!

Life is quite a wild thing…

I love you, Currie


Rita said...

Yes, life i's a wild thing.
I'd trust the nurses who work with people all the time who have gone through this before you.
You are on a wild ride.

Carol said...

Ah Currie ♥♥♥♥♥ Your art and the post touch me to the very bottom of my soul today. The message of the art is OH SO IMPORTANT! Teaching the young to grow is the most important task of us humans.The young are our future.
As to the part of your post about learning new skills and remembering how to use ones we've had forever rings home loud and clear. Learning used to come easy for me and I never forgot a skill once learned.... that was then and now ... well let's just say it's not that way any longer :) We adjust and we go on doing the best we can with what we have.
Glad the transfusion is helping and and praying for better days ahead. Sending you Love and all of the other good things you need right now ♥♥♥♥♥