Monday, June 9th, 2014
HERE COMES ANOTHER TRANSITION!
Really? Can’t I just coast for a while.
Do I really have to develop and grow?
How about a little stagnation?
Not my karma this time around.
I am always having to re-balance to stay on the surf board. (Totally goofy analogy for me) Still you get the idea. Adjust or tumble.
I should know that any decade birthday brings new letting go work.
But I had to laugh at the lesson that plopped in my lap from a 17th Century nun.
—from Light the Flame by Andrew Harvey
growing older and will someday be old. Keep me
the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on
subject and on every occasion. Release me from the
to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me
But not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast
wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all but,
I want a few friends in the end.
Keep my mind free of recital of endless details: give
wings to get to the point
seal my lips on my aches
They are increasing and my love of rehearsing
them is becoming sweeter
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken
I dare not ask for improved memory, but for
humility and a lessening cocksureness when my
memory clashes with others
Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be
some of them are so hard to live with–but a sour
old person is one of the crowning works of the devil
Give me the ability to see good thinks in unexpected
places, and talents in unexpected people. And give
Lord, the grace to tell them so.”
My new manifesto!!