Monday, June 29, 2009
Swimming in the Currents
Lately I've been struck with how the smallest things can create blocks and dams in the currents of our lives. It is a challenge to trust and keep moving forwards, or, perhaps more apt, to keep the pathways clear and open and then just hold on and stay afloat on our little rafts of living. My granna would suggest in her dry, Welsh way, that if we never fell out of the boat, we'd never learn to swim and that currents make us stronger. Think about salmon.
My mum would say, "Just get wet! Jump in and let it wash over, under and through you!" (Which is how she has lived her life)
Either way, I am trying to listen to them both. And rather than just carefully putting in one toe, just diving in and seeing where the currents take me. Fortunately, I've always been a strong swimmer.