Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thoughts

I just finished reading The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. Another great read and well worth reading. I now have another of his books to read, which I will do in the next few weeks. Anyway, there was a line in that book that really struck me.

“In my experience if you run from a thing just because you don’t like it, you don’t like what you find either. Now running to a thing, that’s a different matter, but what would you want to run to?”
I have nothing terribly profound to say about these words, they just resonated with me. I sometimes wonder if I run from things too easily and am constantly making decisions not to do something, when if I were instead making decisions about what I actually went to do things might be rather easier. It can be so easy to run from things that scare us, but that means you miss out on all sorts of opportunities and new things that once they are no longer new you wonder what there was to fear anyway. Maybe I should take those things more to heart. Embrace opportunities rather than running from the bad stuff.

Anyway, this has not been an entirely cheery week, not just because of having things dropped on my head, but more because there’s just been some difficult stuff going on that has made me feel very down and subdued. G has actually been incredibly supportive in it all and has helped to make me feel a lot better, but is now off to Scotland today until Tuesday, which is not great timing, as just the thought of that makes me feel really rubbish again. Normally G going away wouldn’t bother me, but right now, even though we will speak on the phone, I could do with G being about physically. But despite it not being a good past few days, it has reminded me how very kind, loving and generous G is, which is never a bad thing to remember. For that, I am most certainly grateful. All will be brighter again in the not too distant future I’m sure.

The video below has no relevance to any of the above, I was just listening to it last night and thought there was something intriguing about the video. It is Weapon by Matthew Good.

13 comments:

Kahless said...

I am sorry you are having a bad time at the moment.
I am pleased you have G in your life.
Hang in there.

TOM FOOLERY said...

Right, one big virtual hug coming your way. (((((( HUG ))))))
Random, tell me to bogoff but maybe it's time for G to move in with you, just a thought now. TFX

Random Reflections said...

kahless - thank you. Hopefully things will pick up soon. G is lovely though and that helps a lot.

TF - thanks for the hug. Did G pay you to say that?? I think perhaps I'll bide my time on that one!

Kahless said...

I think TF has a point!
Not that I know your circumstances.
But if you are happy together....

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - now you two are ganging up on me! I'll think about it, but obviously will never be nice about G here again as it has people planning the rest of our lives together!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Random, No money past over my hand. So you're keeping your options open then? Hmmmm, perhaps by dipping your toe in the water, you just might enjoy the swim :) TFX

Random Reflections said...

TF - I'm really rubbish at swimming. I'm not sure I even got my 50 metre badge. Of course the danger with swimming is that you also might drown... Always the optimist...

TOM FOOLERY said...

Arm bands and a rubber ring are a good investment I find, keeps you afloat :) TFX

Random Reflections said...

TF - Hmm what's the relationship equivalent of that? A shotgun and a locksmith?

(no subject) said...

first off...i hope you have sunnier days ahead =)

second...the quote..."In my experience if you run from a thing just because you don’t like it, you don’t like what you find either." i LOVE it!!! i feel like it fits my mother right now (she is "running away" from my being out) and i read it and it just kinda hit me...i like it

Random Reflections said...

no subject - Thank you. I go from feeling fine to really low at the moment, but hopefully soon I'll be backon form again.

I thought that quote was grat too and it really struck me. I'm glad you could really relate to it.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Virtual hug from me too.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - Thank you. Much appreciated.