Posted by Ben Naga
NOT ENOUGH THEN
You had had enough
You drew a line in the sand
Then the wind came by …
Posted on October 12, 2016, in Senryu and tagged Addiction, Identity, Life, Relativity, Rules, Time, Uncertainty, Understanding. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
Second chances? This gives one pause to apply this versatile metaphor to many situations. I like it! A Zen koan perhaps….?
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I was mainly meaning to draw attention to our difficulty in overcoming being no more than a collection of subpersonalities that all want their chance at the wheel and microphone.
Ah! I see that now. Guess I was pretty dense in my interpretations yesterday.
Or else I was too abstruse. How’s the moving going? Thinking of you and yours. 🙂
Poems are written through one lens and readers often read through another. 😉 Still waiting on move – it’s taking forever to get through the various steps – inspection, appraisal, etc. Actual move might not be until early December. Getting ready though! Thanks for asking. 🙂
We’re currently having the kitchen replaced. (The one we inherited ten years ago was already in poor shape.) This isn’t as bad as moving but as we swing into the third week without proper cooking, washing up or laundering facilities, plus regular divergences from what was agreed and promised and increases to the overall cost life is currently a little less than rosy. Oh well, one day (soon, I hope) it will all be nothing but a memory.
I don’t envy you going through such a huge project! Hopefully you’ll love and enjoy your new kitchen when it’s finished. 😀 It’ll be worth it!
So I keep telling Margaret. 😀
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