|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
Made a call to be a dutiful sister today and after 25 minutes my ears are ringing. I don't know if it is the close to 20 years difference in our ages but as I listen to every detail of life from her side, I am content to just hear the basics, not every detail. My priorities are focused in a different aspect but, I have to realize that I just need to actively listen despite the details. Maybe it is all the attention to detail that I do at work and by the end of the day, I appreciate the quiet and reflect and try to be positive. Yes, life is overwhelming and it is different than 10 years ago or 20 years ago. The little stuff you just have to let go of and if you are a mother of older children with spouses and grandchildren, you know that you are no longer the controller of the ship and most times you just have to stop and listen. Your two cents are worth just that, two cents. I laugh as I reread this as I can remember similar conversations between my mother and a neighber we called Aunt Leone. Maybe the more it changes -life that is- the more it stays the same. We often go to our house on the river and it is like stepping back in time as the clock or watch has no relevance. You just come and go and eat and sleep as it comes and I for one applaud that. Our hustle and bustle and frantic running around like a hamster in a wheel has only lead us to more problems, like- heart disease, ulcers, cancer, and more. So for me and the three day weekend. My watch is coming off and I am going to breathe a little and listen to the details of nature and the sounds of life. Enjoy your day!