Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Lent Day 36
You throw a stone into a pool...the ripples go out and out. And if you are standing too close to the edge you get your feet wet. That's my life lesson for the day. Kind of a "duh." But one of those things I don't always think about. Or should I say one of those things I haven't had to think about much. Until now. Until this new precariousness in which I am residing. This new way of being that requires that I be much more conscious, much more careful, much more aware. There are no givens anymore, no taken for granteds, no assumings. And this is as it should be. For I threw the stone and stirred the waters. And all the still life is now churning. Because that happens too when you throw stones at water. It's not just the surface that gets disturbed. Things beneath begin to shift as well. Things that were sleeping awake and stir. Things that seemed very steady may shift and shudder. So I guess I must learn to expect surprises, to be caught unprepared. I am guessing this will not be last time I will be left standing on the shore alone with cold wet feet.