"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Untold Stories

If you only knew how many stories I've never been able to tell about Africa. This was written by a corked Peace Corps volunteer who worked in Benin.

"This is what can happen. They can get lost. The stories can get lost. You can shove them behind the mental grocery list,.... You can slip them behind the
tears, smush them under the insecurity and then forget them. They will simmer. No, not simmer. They will tussle with each other, different versions taking different shapes and then trying to get out. Trying to squeeze themselves out of where you have shelved them with the reassurance that you will come back.
Someday you will come back to them." 
(Monique Schmidt. Last Moon Dancing. A memoir of love and real life in Africa)

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