I took to looking at the past..

Well, at some of the past. Past posts that is. My Bridgesburning blog goes back eleven years now and it occurred to me there might be some wisdom to behold there. Might being the operative word.

I spent several hours reading through all the January posts and did not finish. I will rethink that approach but there were a few things that resonated with me.

So:

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1-11 ’More tears than laughter. A little broken for sure, but surviving.’ Sometimes I think that is all we can ask for. CG

1-22 ’ Once you step outside yourself, painful as that is, you find clarity. But you must be very brave to take that first step.’ CG

1-22 ’When you are physically, spiritually, emotionally drained, just stop. Breathe. Be very quiet. Batteries recharge best when plugged in and at rest.’ CG

1-11 ’ Some days you win, some days you lose, some days it rains.’ FIELD OF DREAMS

1-11 ’An angry man can only get so far until he reconciles the way he thinks things ought to be with the way things are.’ * DON HENLEY. **I think this says everything about why there is so much anger in the world today.

1-11 ‘Anger, I believe comes from fear. And fear I can understand. But anger also comes from carrying someone else’s cross and giving them power over you. You don’t have to take back your power – it was always yours to use. ‘ CG

1-12 ‘I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.’ P.D. James

1-12 ’Political correctness is in my view, a sophisticated form of censorship, that affects all of us, and creeps unasked into our lives. Judith Baxter (JB)

AND JUST ONE MORE –

1-12 ‘The measurement of success is the FEELING, not the measurement.

It’s Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 here at 43N Lat and 80W Long. Have a lovely day/night all.

Chris G
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Things I Don’t Understand

‘‘Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.’’
C. S. Lewis
( 1898 – 1963 )
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I suppose this could be a very long list.

Where is The Wisdom that comes with Age?

To start with I’m not sure I really understand the C.S. Lewis quote above. Maybe I do and I don’t know it.

In childhood could not understand, You can’t have your cake and eat it too. I mean if you ate then you had it. Right? Okay not quite that dense but…

I don’t understand after all these years and generations we truly have not learned from the past, and we keep repeating history.

I must have read Hawking’s A Brief History of Time at least 5 times and do not understand it. I should say I tried to read it.

I don’t understand how my perfectly constructed budget on paper never quite matches the real end result.

And then there is this Cold Play song, about not understanding, that I am not sure I understand.

Things I Don’t Understand – YouTube

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How tides control the sea, and what becomes of me
How little things can slip out of your hands
How often people change, no two remain the same
Why things don’t always turn out as you planThese are things that I don’t understand
Yeah, these are things that I don’t understandI can’t, and I can’t decide
Wrong, all my wrong from right
Day, all my day for night
Dark, all my dark for light
I live, but I love this lifeHow infinite is space, and who decides your fate
Why everything will dissolve into sand
How to avoid defeat, when truth and fiction meet
Why nothing even turns out how you plannedThese are things that I don’t understand
Yeah, these are things that I don’t understandI can’t, and I can’t decide
Wrong, all my wrong from right
Day, all my day for night
Or dark, all my dark for light
I live, but I love this life

Not sure if the video came through from YouTube okay but you can hear it over there.

This is AN ACTION day for me. Lots to do getting ready for Hogmanay (you know, all that clean house stuff). The perfect budget is complete (I am a star on paper!)

It’s December 30th, 2021 here at North of 43 and it is just after midnight on New Year’s Eve day for JB so she should be in dreamland for a few hours.

May 2022 see us all gain some sort of UNDERSTANDING

Chris G