Fragility

and we are so fragile
and our cracking bones make noise
and we are just
breakable, breakable, breakable girls and boys
–Ingrid Michaelson, Breakable

Sitting in traffic for two hours today was a good reminder of how little control we have in life. It was an opportunity for reflection and for impatience, some yelling, and some prayer.

Actually it felt like a microcosm of this week. It was one of those weeks where it seemed like most things that could be difficult or stressful decided to be ridiculously difficult and stressful. When life is disrupted like that it always makes living feel fragile, like the underlying uncertainty of our routines/plans/schedules/normalcy gets too exposed.

Good opportunity for reflection, impatience, yelling, prayer. And heaps of thankfulness for all the loveliness there is in life.

PS Ingrid Michaelson is fantastic.

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5 thoughts on “Fragility

  1. David Masland

    So sorry that you two had such a rough week! That traffic sounds terrible! Is it safe to assume that you were coming back from a visit with your Dad? I hope you got to see him, even with all of you car problems! It is amazing how hard life can be sometimes. We are indeed, fragile… our plans, our hopes and dreams, our health. My prayer for you is that you find that God is present in whatever situation you find yourself! By the way, what did you guys end up deciding to do about your car?

    1. I did get to see my dad, and stepmom! It was a great, super-short visit. Thank you for the prayers. It’s comforting to remember that Jesus knows what it means to be fragile and human. And still no word on the car. Off topic-awesome sailboat!!!

  2. Leslie Masland

    We have to find something to love and to be thankful for each day. Be thankful for the good because life has it share of bad, sad, frustrating. A friend of mine has a “grateful/thankful” journal in which she tries to write all the things she is thankful for every day. I saw her go from an angry, sad women to someone who is thankful for every moment.

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