Monday, November 15, 2010

Truth 6: Something You Hope You Never Have to Do

Good morning, everyone   Here we are, another Monday morning....which means another week has flown past.  How fast time is moving along.  I cannot believe it's almost holiday time.  I was thinking about it just this weekend.  Here we are--hubby and I-- with our last paychecks before I ended up buying the Thanksgiving staples on Saturday. Time has flown by so quickly, I almost missed it. 

I've also been pondering this year as to whether or not I will set out my villages, but ponder as I will,  of course I will end up setting them up.  It's become part of my tradition and without tradition, there is no holidays.  It's just so much work...packing away all my books to make room...and it never fails, even though I try to keep the books I know I will be using handy, somewhere around Christmas there comes a time when a book I want is at the bottom of the box.  

Gosh, it is almost time to change the look of my blog as well.  Holiday time.  Trouble is, I like this look and hate to see it go, but seasons pass by quickly, and we must be prepared to make our changes with, it will be, then, that probably after Thanksgiving, I will bid farewell to my Autumnal look  and welcome in the new season with a wonderful, new snowy affair.

I know this post should be about Truth 6, but this  is one truth that  I cannot bring myself to respond to. Oh, it's not that I don't have an answer; it's just that it is an answer that I don't want to think about it, let alone write about it.  Of course, the answer has to do with loss, and I'll admit it, I don't deal with loss very well.... I think all of us have a tough time dealing with loss...even those of us who believe that death is  not the end, but the gateway to the Otherworld which exists alongside our mortal world....that we all one day meet again.   Oh, I could talk about loss of a job, of my home...favorite clothes, friends, jobs, everything that exists materially --all of these are always under that threat of loss, but I have lost everything before, and  I have survived....but loss of a loved one, a beloved, these are things I hope I never have to deal with  So, you will have to all forgive me if I skip this one and instead, focus on happier thoughts.  So, on that note...
...Be alive, be beautiful. Tomorrow will come, but today is already here. Let's discover what part we we have to play in today's chapter, and let the storyteller worry about what tomorrow brings.  May you all have a blessed Monday.

I wish you humor and a twinkle in the eye.
I wish you glory and the strength to bear its burdens.
I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey.
I wish you peace--in the world in which you live and in the smallest corner
 of the heart where truth is kept.
I wish you faith--to help define your living and your life.
More I cannot wish you--except perhaps love--to make all the rest worthwhile.
~Robert A. Ward~


  1. It is that time of year for the changing of the seasonal guards isn't it? Time does fly! Or the illusion of it anyway, lol!

    I've been busy this weekend cleaning out closets and going thru things to ready myself for Yule...passed on my big tree to my daughter and she is bringing me her smaller one to put up. I will be going thru the deco's this week to pass along to her as well. Some of them are things the kids made when they were small. I will have to hang on to those until the bitter end tho. I've been thinking of changing up my blog look too Mary...I wish I knew how to do the advanced background themes I see on blogger that are so darned cute! I love your Autumn look here, but I know too that your Yule look will be just as pleasing to the eye...
    As for answering your number 6 Truth I think you've touched on it in a good way...sometimes we don't need to bring stuff up and out that would bring us unneeded pain or sorrow...sometimes we just need to breathe it in and let it 'be.'
    I loved your comment on 'The Storyteller' and especially loved the poem today...isn't Robert Ward a wonderful poet?
    Wishing you Starkisses and Beautiful Sunlight today...

  2. Putting my arms around you and giving you ((((hugs)))for whatever saddened you Mary.
    Everyone needs someone to lean on at sometime.
    We are here if and when you need us m/f.

  3. No one wants to much consider, the passing of a loved one. And should we? What good does it do, to dwell on sadness, which we have no power over? Other than to do the necessary preparations... Like learning about finances and etc. But, how much else, can contemplating loss, do for us?

    I hope that by the time, it becomes "usual" to change your blog Seasonal look, it will feel good to you. Guess I'm glad I like to change things so often, on my blog. This kind of change comes more easily, I guess. :-)

  4. You didn't skip it! You told us what you hope never to have to do. There's no obligation to elaborate on it more than that, I think.

  5. I just realized Tuesday that Thanksgiving was next week! Time has just been zipping by so fast, I don't think I will ever catch up.