Tuesday, October 13, 2009


"If everything is under control, you're going too slow." Mario Andretti

Isn't is all relative, the pace at which life moves? For some, too slow, for others, too fast. For some change is exciting for others the most simplest of change is overwhelming and disorienting.(OK, this is me pondering, not a quote)

"Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this too, was a gift."

Mary Oliver, "The Uses of Sorrow" in Thirst: Beacon Press 2006


Jan said...

WOW--especially Mary Oliver's. Whew.

Diane said...

I like all the musings...

ElastiGirl said...

identifying with all of this... I SO wish we could have coffee!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

so what then is the pace in the darkness?

Presbyterian Gal said...

So that's YOU in here with me! Thank goodness.

I was afraid it might be a tax collector or a proctologist or something.


Gannet Girl said...


More seriously, I am at the point where I wonder if the Mary Oliver quote could be true.

I presume that by "years" she means "decades."

Jennifer said...

You have the bestest friends.

revhipchick said...

i too wish we could just go sit and have a cup o'joe and talk. you've got some poignant musings going on.

the "box full of darkness" quote stopped me dead. so true.

peace be with you

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