The Gauge of Resistance

“How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?” ~ Robert Frost

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” ~ John O’Donohue

“Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word ‘understanding.” ~ Werner Heisenberg

There is a lot I don’t understand. It’s like that for everybody, right? I don’t know. I don’t care. Not right now. It’s still early and I hafta go to work in town in a bit. Nothing new about that, nor is there anything new about my strong resistance to do so. I usually try to lay back a tad on resisting something I am going to do anyway, regardless. Resistance ain’t futile, however. It’s a good measure of balance or imbalance between where you are and where you are going. I hope that wasn’t too cryptic, and so what if it was. This is a holiday weekend and it is my hope that I will not end up becoming cynical. I was born an iconoclast. It sure didn’t come from my dad. And mom? Don’t even think it. Some kind of karma, I suppose. It has been said that we come into this life to learn, with a purpose, with a smile. No, wait. The smile . . . oh, never mind. It’s not required, though it is a good idea to learn to do so. The gauge of resistance gives you a more accurate reading when you smile. So, there is no use in resisting resistance either. I will go to work, and smile, and laugh. That is all I ask of this day. Well, that and maybe the smile of the goddess seen in the eyes of the smile of a woman I know. That would be okay as well.

All is well. Goof gloriously.

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