Friday, February 10, 2012

Hiya.  Life's been busy here, full of lessons and practice, therapies and running, rhythms of chores and sleep and cooking and laundry.  I suppose it could seem endless, but it doesn't.  It's home.  The kids are having the usual triumphs and hiccups of childhood, plus their own variations on the themes.  To say there's a lot to manage these days would be a bit of an understatement.

I've been mulling over things this week and I guess I have more questions than I have answers.  For argument's sake, if you were in a position to know something, to have science and experience on your side, and to also know that this something would be a real solution for someone you know or someone you love...  What do you do when that person won't listen?  Do you let it go?  The answer is different if you're considering the needs of a child or truly helpless person, of course, rather than those of a fully competent adult.  What if that person is antagonistic?  Paranoid?

I'm mulling because I keep running into situations where someone involved has a very workable answer but the person who needs it most refuses or is unable to take in the significance of the solution being presented.  This happens often enough that statistically I have to be that person who refuses or is unable, at least once in awhile.  There's a humbling thought.

So I guess I try to hang back a little, if I suspect that I'm making a fool of myself.  I think it's useful to walk around the problem or puzzle and see it through new eyes, asking for input, often from unlikely or even contrary sources.  I don't know.  Sometimes things are just a mess.  Sometimes knowing something doesn't do any good.  Smart people have been wrangling the problem of pain and suffering for as long it's been around.  I don't have anything to add.  Just thinking.


1 comment:

Laurie Dunston said...

I honestly do not know how you continue to juggle everything on your place (how's that for mixed metaphors???)--you are an amazing woman of grace/strength.