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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Horizontal Musings and Other Trite Phrases


I have had two days in mostly the prone position and thus plenty of ponderings of the philosophical kind.
There is no immediate cure for soft tissue damage.
It takes time

"Time heals all wounds".....Chaucer?

Well I have to develop some patience to allow time to do it's work.

"Patience is the greatest of all virtues"......Cato

I like virtues. Virtues sound so noble and pure and virtuous.

"Love is patient and kind"......1Corinthians 13:4

Love is many things and comes dressed in many ways. 
What is the "real" definition of love?
For me, the deal breaker would be bottoms.
If I can look at someone and know that if they became disabled and needed me to help them with personal hygiene on a daily basis and I could embrace that in good spirit,
Then for me that is real love.

Two things about that.....
1.Mother Theresa is one woman who springs to mind immediately as a person with abundant love. 
and
2. If you've had a bad back you'll know how close I have come to testing out my fella's true love. Thankfully not on this occasion.

So I am wondering, as you walk down that aisle (even if it is a proverbial one), do people ponder that question about love? Loving someone is easy, but loving someone in spite of is something else.
Do we more importantly size that person up and imagine the extremes of reality that life may throw our way, and can we still picture that as a part of our life.

So to cultivate patience (virtue) and allow time (healer) I ponder the meaning of love.
I think of the people who are worse off than me and bed ridden permanently or often and I think of their families and salute you all. In particular I dedicate this post to 
Linda at Two Pink Possums 

One last observation,
have you noticed how when you are laid up, that the spiders seem to ramp it up a notch and really go to town on the cobwebs?




4 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you've been laid up Tanya. :-(

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  2. I hope you will soon be up and around Tanya... not much fun having a bad back...ignore the spiders, they are doing their own thing!

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  3. Vertical is much better than horizontal, Tanya. Hope you make a speedy recovery!

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  4. Get well soon Tanya.
    I agree with your sentiments on the real meaning if love.
    When our sister was gravely ill, our family showed how caring, strong and loving they are. Our sister was cared for so beautifully.
    I have such respect for those who care for others.
    Chris

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