“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
I often fail to see the Grace in a thing
until after, sometimes still, long after.
I often fail to express the Grace in a thing
my heart and my mind just cannot pin it down, with words that carry my meaning.
I grieve to think
that my lack somehow, has not taught you to notice nor to feel Grace.
I smile to think
of the many times that I fell down and then I got back up, to feel Grace myself.
I cry a little
to think of the bumps and mistakes that you will have to make, from which I failed to save you.
I grin a little
to know that I would make such a glaring mistake, and keep you from your own Grace.
I watch, and I wait, and I hope for you a life of joy, of peace, and of a love that truly suits you.
With all of my being.
I had been experiencing dismay. It was very dramatic. My lower lip nearly dried out, from all of the pouting. Somehow, through something I did, or did not do, my sidebars became bottom of the blog bars. They did not become neato-suitable bottom bars either! I very carefully searched the helps. I found that I already had those things in line. I even deleted the posting that I did, the only thing I changed(that I know of). I still had bottom bars. So, I wrote note, that I hope was nice, to the WordPress Helper-Type Persons. And then, I waited. Let me tell you, in case you hadn’t noticed, I am the world’s BEST waiter!!!! Ok, no I am NOT AT ALL. I can’t even lie about it, except that little humor there, which I also had to amend. Pardon me, I haven’t had tea yet and I’ve wavered off onto something else.
I woke up this morning and JOY OF JOYS GLORY AND HALLELUIAH! God enabled the skills of problem location and correction to surpass my own and to get the bottom bars back to side bars!!! It’s the little things that please! I am so grateful for the WordPress Helper-Typer Persons!! I hope that they know that I am!
What is it like to be sitting on a shelf? Ok, so I really do NOT want to know that. I like to be in action! In front! Flaming! Splashing! Primal! Did you know that you can be all of those things sitting silent??!? Ok, I’ve gone off onto a think….
I’m posting to say that for the third time now, my computer has a virus. This time, the computer is sitting on a shelf at the repair place, as the repair guy has many helpful contracts and duties and is over-run by storm damage to repair, doctor’s office computers virused and locking in all patients’ ever important information by a virusbook (I mean facebook i swear) virus from a surfing at work employee!! I am a little bit more glad to be simply sitting on that shelf, than to be one of those patients! Well, the way that I write and create has a lot to do with what I am near and what I have at hand to utilize for material. While I LOVE LOVE LOVE the library at the college soooo, it is cold steel, mortar, and very bright lights that trigger neurological events–unpleasant ones. So, I wait…I am very careful NOT to be patient nor to ask for patience. I hiss at those uttering such words at me and have them quickly flush the words down the nearest toilet or garbage disposal orifice! WAITING is acceptable, patience brings to me the MOST horrid of demons! YIKES! So, I’m waiting and not writing. I am not yet comfy with not having access to my access, but I’m not yet ripping off my skin in horror! Progress not perfection! See you all again when the computer is fixed!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO no no no, now I’ve got an association!!! Watching those strings appear to tangle and then become a long ‘straight’ strand……oooo oooooooooo ooooooooo. Tossing a yoyo at Kathy