and the whole world coughs with you.
what does one coffin say to another coffin?
"is that you coffin?"
i used to laugh and laugh at this little joke.
good things can't happen in this life without a little ouch to keep us balanced and grateful and awake.
but you know, we don't always have our say in the matters.
isn't that one of the craziest things we humans have in common?
we think we know what we're going to do,
and even know what we will be known for doing.
there's nothing wrong with having a goal or a dream or a calling,
but when it turns into an ideal,
or one becomes idealistic,
whether physical, financial, social, or spiritual, ideals can become idols that we worship, rather than being a goal we're working toward for this space and time in our life.
but to me, this is a good thing. i like being where i am.
(though it took some time to wrap my pride around it)
i want to be able to 'tuck and roll' with it now even when it's more difficult to get on my knees.
i guess my goal is to grow and live and have my being in
my joy, my hope, & my rock
who never changes and never fails.