Lookoutlady’s Marsh


Teach
November 13, 2008, 11:08 am
Filed under: God, Life

By May Sarton

“It is a mellow day, very gentle. The ash has lost its leaves and when I went out to get the mail and stopped to look up at it, I rejoiced to think that soon everything here will be honed down to structure. It is all a rich farewell now to leaves, to color. I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. Eliot’s statement comes back to me these days:
“Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.”
Does anything in nature despair except man? Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it go.”

Source: Journal of a Solitude

The quote above was published on “Inward-Outward” blog that I  try to read each day.

We are entering winter on the east coast, northern hemisphere not just in terms of weather but also in our ecomony.  I heard something from my ex this morning I never anticipated hearing.  It had to do with debt and the desire not to be so much in debt.  That was one issue in the 20 years of marriage that we did not agree.  So to hear those words this morning was a, duh, what took you so long to understand that(I just thought that, did not say it).  I just smiled and agreed to pull the business inventory tighter so room could be freed in the warehouse for some of his inventory.  Discussed how one of the outside rooms could be converted into a showroom, thus eliminating a showroom where additional rent is being paid.  He like most of us are trying to get as tight as we can to survive this downturn.  Having been in business 24 years now, this is not the first downturn, but looks to be a much deeper way to the bottom.

As the quote above reminds, it is but a season and God is here!

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Nice post, thanks for it!

to be still, is a kingdom of wisdom

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