Fragile: This Side Up

My apologies: Until I am resettled in Florida, my posts will not be as regular as they once were.

Packing up a household is like reading your life's book, chapter by chapter, in reverse. 
      -----G. Hill
Like so many lenses, each item I pack is a page of my story, pulling me back in time.  But my saga feels small and interrupted when boxed and taped in bubble wrap. I feel the call of the blank page.
      -----G. Hill
Don’t let yesterday use up too much today.
      ------Cherokee Saying
Choose the ebb and flow of life, not so much of things but of love, of relationships. We hold on because we are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on continuity.  But the only continuity is in growth, in fluidity, in freedom. 
          — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tomorrow Calls: This Side Up

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . .For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
        -----Matthew 6:19-21
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
       ----2 Corinthians 5:7


I don't live for the past,
But in dreams I still dance
And remember the touch of your hand.
      ------Lyrics by Nothing Fancy


See Also: Listening for the Echoes and Quietude


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    Oh Gloria, so you are moving to Florida- oh dear- I wish you the best!! this message was so beautiful- and so true!! I thank you!


    1. Hello Nancy. Thank you for your best wishes. Whether relocating or remaining here, our lives move fast, don’t they? We plan to return to NJ each summer. But always just a click away.


      1. Janice Vrooman says:

        Life paced up in a box seems so confining. Release the tape open the flaps and enjoy what is left So many times we hold onto things for kids and memories that are not wanted. BREATH we have a whole new life to experience. ENJOY. CELEBRATE


      2. Good thoughts Janice. Thank you for them. Release the tape. I like that visual. Good advice.


    2. Lori Pohlman says:

      Best of times in Florida, Gloria! Sounds good to return to your roots each summer, too. Packing / Seeing your life in reverse. Love it. Sending love and best wishes for this new chapter of your life. Xxxooo


  2. Bill R says:

    I really love the Cherokee saying. We all face the same kinds of problems.


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