Art Alchemy Studio

Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Horror of that Moment

When the unthinkable happens, the tendency is to chew on it a while, a long while...sometimes.
I think it's best if we can do whatever it is we can do to help or comfort others, to acknowledge
our own grief, but then go on to live our own lives with gratitude. The below came from
"Kate" just this morning. What perfect timing!

"'The horror of that moment,' the King went on,'I shall never,
never forget!'
'You will, though,' the Queen said, 'if you don't make a memorandum
of it.'"
Lewis Carroll
"Through the Looking Glass"


The Queen is right, of course. Not only do we hold tight to our
troubles by recounting them, but every time we retell the story of
some wrong we've been done, or replay an argument in our minds, or
give that tiny spark of hate the air it needs to grow, we miss the
opportunity for the adversity to segue into good. It's as if we're
so bedazzled by the wrapping paper we've opted to toss the gift
May you always be willing to let trouble go.


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