Give yourself a break

February 24, 2020

 

This has been a busy week with all sorts of things -- family, friends, work, household, cars -- in the words of a very good, old friend, it's been "an on and on."

 

And I'm still going. Final tax prep for 2019 has to be finished tonight, there's still laundry to fold and beds to make and dinner to cook. So, I'm going to give myself a break. That is the advice I'd give you if you were me. 

 

Until next Monday, then, I'll leave you with this poem to contemplate for the week. 

 

Divine Jacks

© February 2020 by Meg Reilly 

 

Some people say the threads
of our lives are woven into
a grand tapestry.

 

But I think of my threads
more like the World's Largest Ball of Shreds,
Threads,
Strings
and Things,

rolling downhill, bouncing up;
a red rubber Sisyphean ball
in a cosmic game of jacks
that I'm playing with God;

and we're pretty evenly matched
even though She's got some
pretty

     tricky

          moves.

 

God is an admirable foe -
a good match for me, I'd say -
and I'd play jacks with Her all day long.

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