December 12th, 2011

Yes, It Has Been That Kind of Week

Kahlil Gibran – Bewildered

Ivan M. Granger December 9th, 2011

by Kahlil Gibran

This would I have you remember in remembering me:
That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
Is it not your breath that has erected and hardened the structure of you bones?
And is it not a dream which none of you remember having dreamt, that builded your city and fashioned all there is in it?
Could you but see the tides of that breath you would cease to see all else,
And if you could hear the whispering of the dream you would hear no other sound.

— from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran

It’s been a difficult week for a lot of people. Some weeks, vulnerabilities just get triggered, and life’s solid certainties fade and shift about. If it’s been that sort of week for you, don’t take it too personally. It’s going about. Sometimes we’re just being reminded to breathe, to allow the dream to reshape itself. When we listen for the breath, we participate in its rhythm. And from that soft rhythm our world is daily reborn.

That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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At 9:25 am, while bending over to put Nikki's collar on, my nose began to bleed profusely.  Four attempts to stop the bleeding failed.  So at 11:25 i called the E.N.T. office for help.  They told me to come in.  I hung up the phone and....guess what.  Yep.  So i called back to say the bleeding had stopped and they told me to come in anyway.  Dr J prodded and poked and looked and sprayed and said he could not locate the source of the bleeding.  Furthermore, he could not make my nose bleed (which might have allowed him to see the source of the bleeding).  He could not cauterize the source if he could not find it.  I have very little sense of the anatomical structure of my head, but it seems to me that the source of the bleeding ought to be easy to locate.  The left nostril never bleeds,  more blood goes into my right nostril than into my throat.