Tuesday, January 6, 2009

shirk actually

Allerton Park
(This picture has nothing to do with this post- I just really like it.)

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

The Talmud

Oh man. Just when I wanted to shrink a bit, shirk actually- from my responsibilities, I get a message like that quote. I tossed and turned last night, yes sirree- no peace for me. I worried about everything, seemingly all at once while laying in my bed just before snoozing. I say I'm going to sell the house (I am) I say I have so much to do (I do) I wonder if the kids will be alright (they will) I slipped a couple a thousand bucks to the local college for their tuition, leaving me feeling like a giant vacuum just sucked out my savings (it didn't...)

Needless worry or purposeful feelings? Heck if I know. Forward motion seems to be the ticket most needed now. I've had a week off of work due to the holidays, and by golly if I didn't mostly just eat out alot, put the cleaning and the packing and the going through on the back burner. I did hang out with the kids much of the time though. My gift of a Wii to the whole family hit the nail right on the head for get togethers where we actually get together and have fun. This is completely off the subject here, but- the Wii is a wondrous thing. It's cheap entertainment (comparatively speaking) and gets the old heart rate up. And it is not a benign apparatus, it really gets you moving and shaking and every muscle that hasn't been utilized in awhile gets a workout. I couldn't touch a controller for two days, how I ached!! Even when you're not participating, it's hilarious to watch the devotees swinging at the invisible tennis ball headed their way.

So, all and all a post of many colors here. I've noticed that my entries seem to be getting longer and longer. Is this a problem? "The long and winding road, that leads to your door...."(more like the long winded story.)

Oh well. Have a good one. Keep your chin up and your butt covered. Because nobody wants to see your southern exposure. Well, maybe it could be funny...if you just mooned somebody out of the clear blue. Maybe that is what I need, a full moon. I feel like howling.

Take care-


Anonymous said...

howling helps. Me and the "boys" do it on a regular basis. stirs up the coyotes too


troutbirder said...

The Wii. Yes. We did that too in Colorado over Christmas. I couldn't live up to my having won several tennis trophies ( at an earlier age)reputation as the 8 year old grandson whomped me consistantly. Drats!

Li'l Em of OddVitamins said...

Go bananas, woman! We could all use more soulful literature in our lives. Length has never stopped me from gluttonously reveling in my own hyperbole. You actually have something to say!

Allerton! Hot damn! I was born about half an hour from there and spent a lot of time wandering around that rambling old place as a kid. Now I hike there every time I go back to see friends. I love how relatively untouched it still is, except for that giant hole they knocked in one of the garden walls...Seeing that picture while in the midst of an ice storm fills me with so many happy memories of quiet afternoons that smell like leaves and sunshine. Now my heart is all sing song and birds are twittering and it's impossible to put my bitchface on and write something nasty.

What I mean to say is, THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Our friends got the Wii. I am addicted to boxing now but I know what you mean about hurting the next day! WOW!!

Love, Rhi

Jayne said...

Powerful quote. :c)
Everyone I know who has a Wii loves it... might just have to investigate one.

truewonder said...

You're with me when I howl, and with me when I scowl- you peeps are tops. The Wii's have it.
And Allerton...the post of my trip there is coming soon, and more pics-unbelievabe, fascinating sanctuary in the middle of nowhere. (Though I wondered about the hole too...)

Anonymous said...

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Actually from the Bible, Micah 6:8