Copycat Friday

Misty morning, Lake Lila, Adirondacks, Summer 2011.

Onset of evening, Lake Lila, Adirondacks, Summer 2011.

Oh, how I’ve been meaning to post. I have so many topics to discuss: vision, violence, the power of story to shape our lives, mighty friends and lessons and moremoremore. But I’m working a bit around the clock, and after so many months of doing nothing and wondering what good I would even do or be to myself again, I don’t dare complain.

So.

So today I share wisdom brought to you from one of my favorite blogs (A Design So Vast), and one of my favorite writers (Rainer Maria Rilke):

You carry within you the capacity to imagine and give shape to your world. It is a pure and blessed way of living. Train yourself to this, but also trust whatever comes. If it comes from your desire, from some inner need, accept that and hate nothing.

(Italics mine. And also Lindsey’s, too, because that’s the title of her post.)

I love this horribly confusing, challenging, lovely world. I love the luxury of writing about my psychic confusion and finding company like Lindsey and all the yous out there who take the time to stop by and say, “Yes, yes, sometimes it’s like that.”

And today this will be enough. I will clear my desk and be back to ponder and question and exult, in my own words, soon enough. xx

About stacy

I am a writer, author, mother, former magazine editor (last at Redbook), optimist, and, above all, a searcher. I'm still searching for whom I'm really meant to be, after a series of very jarring losses: a divorce and house disaster that led to a book (Falling Apart In One Piece); a week after the book came out, my parents suddenly fell gravely ill, I resigned from my job (and, apparently, my career), my son went into crisis, my parents then rapidly died four weeks apart, and my boyfriend (who had moved in with me and my son just weeks before the book came out) began the painful journey of realizing we couldn't make our relationship work (that story unfolded on this blog). Since then I've been trying to figure out what's next. Or, in other words, how to fill in the blanks.
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3 Responses to Copycat Friday

  1. Lindsey says:

    “I love this horribly confusing, challenging, lovely world”
    Oh, me too, me too. So, so much. To the point of heartache, actually.
    Thank God for your company on the road.
    xox

  2. Sometimes it’s hard to “trust what comes.” We can shape only so much of our future, and then we must trust – and work with – whatever happens.

    When it’s horribly confusing and challenging, when we’re in the thick of it and lost, we forget that it’s possible to come out the other side – and more grounded, more oriented, and far more appreciative of all the parts that are lovely.

    The perfect Friday musing – from both of you!

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