No more twist!
Beatrix Potter once wrote in the Tailor of Gloucester (1903) that "I am worn to a raveling ... I am undone and worn to a thread-paper, for I have NO MORE TWIST." And when I sit here writing tonight, after a long absence, I feel the same. The same .... worn thin and without twist.
I have been extremely busy this past year - and then someone (I do not even know!) in passing remarked that maybe I should manage my time better! And then I thought - but I am managing my time and I am still at a complete loss. There is just so much to do and so little time in a day!
And then I look at the picture above (which I took last year at Cape S.t Francis in South Africa) - and this bird is sitting there as if the whole world belongs to him (her?) unperturbed by the wild waves breaking at his feet, laughingly splashing him in white spray. Unperturbed ....
And the answer came to me - do what you can, when you can to the best of your ability. Anything more will result in chaos (which according to an old student friend of mine is not so bad, because chaos is another form of order - if you want to be philosophical!). Today I had a horrific day because my patience gave out and I shouted at at least two people. The result - I feel horrible and did not get so much done as I could have.
We, as people, must start to realise that the world does not belong to us, but us to the world. We were put here for a purpose and many times we simply ignore our purpose and fight our way open to meet our own ends. The way of the world ...
In stead nature sits unperturbed, doing what she can, when she can to the best of her ability and everything proceeds as normal ... As soon as we interfere - chaos!
Dear Reader, thank you for your patience and for the many requests I had inquiring when I will write again. I want to say welcome back, but it is not you who were gone, but me ... I will leave by saying, hallo. Have a wonderful day.