Saturday, February 18, 2017

Perspective

Daily Draw: Haindl Tarot ~ Tower

When is it a Tower and when is it a pothole? It took an hour to go the twelve miles home from town yesterday. Creeping along, creeping along some more. A neighbor said it was because there was a freeway sinkhole just south of us.

I'm reminded by this card a sinkhole big enough to stop three lanes of traffic was a big deal, deeply impacting commerce up and down the state. Turns out it was a section of weather caused potholes. Towers are much the same. Local Tower, large event. Far Tower, interesting news. Keeping them all in perspective is a reflection on our humanity. Syria is a Tower event. My clothes dryer dying isn't even a burp.

"..What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us." ~ Rabih Alameddine  1959-    The Hakawati

5 comments:

  1. The closer to home, the bigger it seems. Until you get a wider perspective, as you described.

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  2. Tower moments can bring us awareness of what is important.

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  3. We are fortunate in being free to travel even if it is at a snails pace sometimes

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  4. It is hard to show compassion to someone with a life threatening disease when you have just come down with the flu

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  5. It's funny, this post made me think about something Tierney Sadler just posted about gray skies giving way to beautiful sunsets, if we just trust and look for the silver lining. Not sure what the silver lining of a crawl to town would be: that you still managed to get there? Thinking of washing machines, last time mine broke I came to appreciate more living in a city where there's services of all kinds, including someone who'll come around for a bag of laundry and bring you back a bag of clean, folded clothes! :D

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