5.27.2012

disturbed equilibrium

Seems the perfect time to share this short piece by my grandmother, as this is her birthday weekend and I just spent the last two days scurrying around working Reunion. I'd describe my equilibrium as a little off at this moment; it seems here that's she's trying to retain hers.

Everything has been in such turmoil all day. Why must girls fuss around so? Why do they let such a little thing as a mixup in a fraternity rushing party disturb the equilibrium of a whole day? The mad dashes from window to window, the wild scurryings up stairs and down, the secret conclaves assembled in one room, that gradually disperse and gather in another, soon grow to be wearisome rather than amusing. All this disturbance goes against the grain--against the philosophy that I prefer to be following today--to sit by and rest and take life as it comes.

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  1. I know how she feels. I'm finally at an age, where I just want to sit back and not take life so seriously.

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    1. funny thing is, she wrote this when she was in college. so wise!

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  2. I love the way you have dedicated a weekend to remembering your grandmother, and giving the gift of her voice to others in celebration of her birthday. Seems she was another wise Gemini girl ;)

    PS. Today is my father's birthday: he turned 74.

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    1. happy birthday to your father! a great day.

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  3. Marian, how lovely to be remembering your wonderful grandmother. I TOTALLY relate to her musings......I cant take a lot of noise and kafuffle any more, one is tired and just wants peace and slowness. Will you be doing a book of your grandmother's writings, I wonder? I love grandmother's stories, as grandmas are very very wise. Mine sure was.

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    1. working on it, sherry :) stay tuned! xo

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  4. Seems like she was asking a very valid perennial question. I like the cut of her jib. Miss my grandma a bunch, she was a fantastic painter.

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    1. oh! i hope you have her paintings.
      thanks for coming by here, please come and read again.
      if you'd like, there's a lot of my grandmother's writing (and my writing about her) if you click "my grandmother" over on the right in the cloud labeled "what i write."

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