Saturday, October 08, 2011

Dancing with Common Sense

The Angel of Hope got broken the other day, by a very little boy who threw a ball too high in a room where he wasn't supposed to be throwing balls.

I loved that angel because it was given to me by a dear friend and mentor who somehow, without being told, divined that I loved all Willow Tree art.  Kindred spirits are like that, I guess.

But now it's broken, like Dagon.

And in the words of Sarah Ban Breathnach, I once again remember that "learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom."  Or perhaps learning when to shrug and when not to shrug.

Another friend sent me a quote that I love because it presents the perfect picture of the balance of shrugging.  "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."  William James

So tonight I'm dancing with Common Sense and gluing the Angel of Hope and remembering my very favorite quote of all.

"I have plenty of common sense:  I just don't use it!"  Christopher Strite

1 comment:

Ruth E Dickerson said...

Yes, we just recently lost one of Granny's depression glass fruit bowl when someone jumped in front of the china cabinet. We gently reminded her that there is a trampoline available for jumping. The loss smarted but paled in comparison to the value of her soul when her bottom lip trembled in remorse. Bless you!