I equate life sometimes with listening to a really bad song on the radio. You’re agitated from the noise, the intensity, the monotonous head- banging clatter. Then something prompts you to change it. And it’s at that moment you realize just how bad that song was. You now have peace. Your body relaxes. What made you listen to it in the first place? And for so long?
I love analogies. They have the ability to clarify and simplify the most complicated situations. Have you stood up close to a Georges Seurat painting? His beautiful technique of pointillism uses millions of little dots of color to create a masterpiece. Up close, his Grande Jatte and Circus is just that: millions of tiny dots. When we stand back, the painting takes shape; becomes real. We see the big picture, literally! When we stand back from our life, that too takes shape and we notice all nuances, both good and bad.
For me, I stood back a few months ago and wow did my eyes open! I couldn’t believe what I saw before me. I had answers, clarity. How had I missed all of this? I had been so close to the situation at hand, I was clouded by what was going on. All I could see were those little dots.
Next time if you play your music loud, make sure it’s your station. If you want peace, turn it off. Marvel at your decision. And stand back. Clarity will bring strength.
“Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail…”― Sophie Kinsella
“There is a secret in our culture, And it’s not that childbirth is painful, It’s that women are strong.”― Laurie Stavoe Harm
Wine Pick of the Week:
Folie a’ Deux
Elegant with layers of fruit and spice
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