Wednesday, September 09, 2009

More too much...



I was sitting here just now, listening to Pandora while sorting and trying to make sense of which clutter is important (none of it, not really) and which is willing to take a journey with someone else now. This 10,000 Maniacs song is playing and it relates so well to my last post I looked up the lyrics. Here's my favorite line:

~Spare me? dont spare me anything troubling.
Trouble me, disturb me with all your cares and you worries.
Speak to me and let our words build a shelter from the storm.
Lastly, let me know what I can mend.
Theres more, honestly, than my sweet friend, you can see.
Trust is what Im offering if you trouble me.~

Sweet darkness, shared with a caring soul is better salve than sweet words with little meaning because someone feared "negative energy".  Shared fears, shared weaknesses and dark parts are a humbling and enlightening experience. It's very different than "negative". I guess it's all how we frame it....growing and learning through the tears or letting it stop us dead in our tracks and give us excuses to not be joyful, to quit pursuing that which we love.

Troubles are part of life. Sharing them is part of friendship. Moving forward in spite of the difficulties is true strength.

1 comment:

MCJ said...

Ren,
I love reading your thoughts. I relate to much of them. Thank you.
Stuff is stuff ~ Clutter is clutter. We need very little for happiness. And most often, the stuff (often clutter!) gets in the way of our vision~ our path. Getting rid of it, one drawer at a time, helps one see better, makes one feel lighter on their feet ~ better able and desirous of moving forward on Your Path. If you perceive it as clutter, then it is in the way of Your Path. PS: sometimes moving it to its relevant space, changes it status from clutter to supportive of Your Path!