I need to learn this... - A Movement In Time And Space
Moving through time and space in our own way
priyabradfield
priyabradfield
I need to learn this...
When we were young, the 'tall' ones told us when to slow down. When the demands of the world became too great, their powers of reasoning proved maddeningly accurate. 'I think someone's tired,' they observed. And off for a nap we went. Ten minutes later, our dreaming faces had put us back in good favor with our exasperated parents. When we woke, the world somehow made sense again. What kind of truth might a napping child impart to us?

Now we are the tall ones, living in a complicated world with no one to tell us when to slow down. The slumbering little one knows the value of not having the last word, of accepting a minor defeat. It's so simple. Miss out on something. Put yourself back in your own good favor. The world will wait.

~David Jacoby


Cross-posted to embodiment

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From: gabbytheguy Date: January 9th, 2006 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
"Easier said than done" springs to mind...but neat quote anyway!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 9th, 2006 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
All good things usually are.
sammykate From: sammykate Date: January 9th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely thought.

Now, if only my children napped. And I weren't a chronic insomniac.

*sigh*
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: January 10th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. My kids don't nap either, but the sentiment was nice. I got it from the MOMS Club email yesterday!
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