Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Taking a bit of a break...

Let me take a bit of a break from saving the world to talk about something more personal.


Whether romantic or platonic, they take time. There will be occasional tension. Human beings are wired to never be completely content. We are hard wired, genetically, to be adaptable to an unfamiliar, sometimes hostile environment. True peace of mind is a pipe dream. A genetic impossibility.

Unitarians don't want to be saved! They want closure!

-Garrison Keiler

And that's true. We don't want to be saved. We want to KNOW!

And sometimes, we can't know everything. We are often paradoxical beings.

I seek less and less to understand and more and more to just be okay with contradiction. Not everything can be explained. There will always be unknowns.

I'm learning to be okay with that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that we want closure and we also want to KNOW even when some things are much better unknown.

Things that negatively impact us in the past can make us want to control the present and the future. "I won't let that happen again." You know the drill.

It's probably wise to take one day at a time and see how things unfold--not try to figure it all out--not try to control it.

That said, getting some to stop analyzing things to death is like asking fish to stop swimming.

Doing my best to sit back and enjoy the ride,