When in doubt,
Run in circles,
Scream and shout!
That's me this week.
My last day at Cristo Rey was last Thursday. I leave town tomorrow. In between, I've been busy saying a temporary goodbye (again) to friends and attempting to celebrate the 4th with my old neighborhood. (that last was a serious fail - I gave up shortly after lunch and went home and slept for two hours.) I've been trying to get my house in order so I can comfortably leave. Simultaneously practicing some serious procrastination - I really don't want to spend another day driving.
And in my spare time, I've been reflecting again on how life can turn on a dime. There is an 18 year-old in a local hospital. He will lose his eye after a careless moment with fireworks. I am sending my prayers. I am also guiltily thankful the young man is not someone I know; grateful, this time, my circle of loved ones was not the target of life's arrow of misfortune.
One moment, all is OK. The next, life makes us retrench. The cataclysmic events come without warning. senseless. entropy making its mark? I know better than to ask why; there are no answers. but I ask anyways.
Awareness that life and health are not givens comes back in full force - and I am thankful for the good things in my life. I have friends and family to stand beside me. My brain works. All my moving parts are more-or-less functional.
Love Is. God Is.
even when the bad times come. as they do, into every life.