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Change Happens, a follow-up

Yes, I'm okay. Pretty much so, anyway.

I was and am feeling hammered by the the fact that change happens. The contrast last night between the cool fog and knowing what the morrow would bring reminded me that said change happening is all around me, always. Then there's the gap between change happening and specific changes I would welcome not happening. Some of those changes are at least hypothetically within my control -- others, not so much.

There's a clear "grant me the serenity" component to my current needs as well as the importance of seeing and embracing the "joy of the day." Yes, it's hot outside. Today's enjoyment of that involves a walk up to the farmer's market right now, before it gets brutally hot.

Thanks for the care and concern.

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ceemage
Jun. 7th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Managing Change
Having had, for a brief time, a job title of "Change Manager," I'm increasingly coming to the view that it's almost an oxymoron. A bit like 'Blue Whale Wrangler' or 'Black Hole Shepherd.'
gerisullivan
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Managing Change
Good point, and timely, too.

We speak of change as something to manage for the illusion of control and influence that gives us.

There's a short story or three about black hole shepherds, I'm sure of it. Probably already written, but there you go.
maruad
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Please send me some of that brutally hot... we seem to be missing it so far this year. We only need about 4 or 5 days worth for now and then you can have it right back.

Thanks in advance.
gerisullivan
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
How 'bout if you come right over and take some of it home? That'd work for me.
maruad
Jun. 7th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
It would be fun but my wife would kill me then do nasty things to my grave. No budget in terms of time nor money. It is amazing how little time I have to myself since I retired... I think she knows the type of trouble I am capable of if left on my own.
mjlayman
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
We have heat advisories the next three days. I'd be happy to ship you some. Although I just heard thunder, and the light is a little yellow, which is just going to make us more humid!
maruad
Jun. 8th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
More water is not what I need... the basement is still drying out from yesterday's rain. Our plumber and handyman shared a brain cramp this week.
redbird
Jun. 7th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I also did my walk to the farmer's market early. Fish, bread, and milk today, but that's partly because I already had strawberries riper than theirs, and more mushrooms than I'll use.
gerisullivan
Jun. 7th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I came home with a bag of onions, peaches, pears, a loaf of homemade bread, and a raspberry bar. More importantly, I came home with the necessary information for having a tag sale table there in weeks to come.
minnehaha
Jun. 7th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
"Tag sale." You take the girl out of the Midwest and the Midwest sloughs right off the girl.

K.
gerisullivan
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
In some ways, yes, but overall? Overall, not so much.
mjlayman
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
What would you call it? Here, it'd be a garage sale, even if there's no garage.
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gerisullivan
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Many thanks.
mjlayman
Jun. 8th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
I'd send you the rain we're going to have in a few minutes, but I don't know the edress of the Wind Gods.
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