6.02.2014

A Kind of Atlas

Of days
when nothing works,
months reflecting mistakes
mapping years learning how to be
gentle.

13 comments:

  1. A life's work/joy yields this learning map, and that is the best of all that we leave: the pattern of our lives. Beautiful.

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  2. Gentle can be so hard to learn... so hard to master... and those words we leave and regret as soon as they leave our lips.

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  3. One must be tough to carry the whole world on one's shoulders... some lessons are hard learnt.

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  4. Today seems one of those, reflecting on short comings of longstanding and immediate failures. Blame it on the air pressure :-)

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  5. I love "learning how to be gentle."

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  6. This made me think of parenting--how hard it is to be as gentle as a child but strong as an adult-- but it's also true of every corner of our lives where we reach out for others.

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  7. Exactly. And, beautifully done.

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  8. I read it of a piece with the title ~

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  9. Too bad we can't wire ourselves into the GPS, we could learn this lesson fast and KEEP it for further use quickly. I liked the write, common sense in five lines.
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  10. Gentle with ourselves and with others.

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    1. yes, the former is what i was thinking about while writing this, but all of it. sigh.

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