Friday, January 16, 2015

Currie's Gratitude 16 January 2015

Let me be. Kindness unwanted is unkindness. [Hecuba from The Trojan Women, 1971]

Talking with my brother yesterday he shared this: Kindness unwanted is unkindness. I decided it was his brilliance, yet when I Googled it this morning I learned its origin. It was said by the character, Hecuba, in this long ago film, when others were trying to help her up

When I found the Let me be part, I was astonished. It is gently putting things back together inside me, these long ago words, and I am deeply grateful. Sometimes it is so hard to BE who we choose to BE in this Life and this World. Everyone wants to “help” and offer “advice.” Yet what I most want and cherish is the people who Let Me BE, even if they don’t understand or agree.

NOT everyone agrees with my choices. NOT everyone agrees with Mum’s choices. Their caring and kindness can actually hurt and even hobble. And of course that is NEVER their intent.

Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one. [Harry Callahan from Dirty Harry, 1971]

Yes. And most of us walk around offering up our opinions about people, places, and things that are really None Of Our Business. Keep your eyes on your own paper, Now that’s something to aim for…

Just saying.

I love you, Currie


Anke Martin said...

Hi Currie, how are you? I sure hope good and healing....felt good to read your words again. xoxoxo, smiles, Anke :)

Rita said...

But we have to forgive them...for they know not what they do. They mean well, like you said. Maybe that's why so many injured/sick animals crawl off somewhere alone to heal. The healthy can tend to kind of bump and knock and walk right over you sometimes or just plain get in your space--LOL! ;)

Carol said...

"the road to hell is paved with good intentions" Don't know who authored that but it's something my Grandmother said often. Kindness may not be what we are looking for or what we need but just may be something the giver NEEDS to offer. Life is full of balances .