Life lessons.

Life is full of lessons and you have to work hard to not learn them. I’ve done that in the past, but I’m going in a different direction now.

It was my birthday yesterday. Some remembered and some forgot. I forgot myself until my son’s girlfriend reminded me mid-week. The chaos of ill parents and a life in flux put it far from my mind, unusual for me. I’m usually all about celebrating and presents.

This year, however, a birthday on the heels of trying times has me deep in my contemplations. Not in my writing – I’m still avoiding that particular passion. An unexamined life may not be worth living, but denial can be helpful. Denial doesn’t work for me, however, if I write. When I write, the truth outs. I’m not interested in going there today.

Another retrospective then. The life lessons remain on point and that’s a good thing. Obsolescence after only three years would be a cruel blow.

12 thoughts on “Life lessons.

  1. Happy Birthday Em/Michelle. As for the unexamined life, Thomas Gray suggested that where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise. And Dylan Thomas wrote that what’s safest in this life is never known.Ipso facto; denial and repression can be our best friends, sometimes even the only ones. πŸŽ‚

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  2. Happy belated birthday (since I’m just reading this). Wish you health and happiness and peace of mind ❀️ πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

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