Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Acceptance

Yesterday my mother said to me:

"You're going to have to accept that you are an intensely feeling person, you've been that way since you were a little girl. You're going to laugh more and cry harder, you're going to feel more joy, more sorrow, more grief and more love, and when it gets to be too much, you're just going to have to go off and do the dishes."

2 comments:

runnerfrog said...

Two options together?: your mom is wise, and she circumvents too much before sending someone to wash the dishes? ;-)

itzktb said...

Yes, my mother is wise, and she suggests doing dishes as a simple way to escape my internal self when the pressure (of being myself) becomes too great. Now, if she were suggesting I do HER dishes, I too might suspect her circumventing, but she's too good a woman and far too direct.