Thoughts While Shaving
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Ever have a day when it seems all ‘heck’ is breaking loose? Too much to comprehend … Nothing that you can’t deal with, just need to get your arms around it all? I have had several of those type days recently…

And old song comes to mind … the version I enjoyed the most was by J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Qt. “I Just Steal-A-Way and Pray” … I just need to get off sometimes and ponder, think, question, kinda get things re-organized in my simple mind … Sometimes the world gets ahead of me … understand???

I’ve mentioned this before, as a youngster, from time to time I would decide, for whatever the reason, I was going to run-a-way … No reason, just kinda reached the end of my rope and was having trouble ‘hangin’ on’.

We lived off the beaten path … I decided I was leaving, walking past grandma’s house thru the woods to the main road … Between her house and the main road was an an old white oak tree (still there) … by the time I got to that place, I was thinking about where the next meal would come from (I enjoyed eating), where I was going to sleep, about leaving family that cared for me … Frankly, I began to regain conscience … I need to make that trip again.

I need the quietness of it all, re-calculate, re-examine, re-set my priorities … No problem, except, everything around me is moving too fast … I am confused about the direction of the world I live in … I just need some time under the old oak tree … If I can’t fix it, I need to forget it and that is not an easy task…

To summarize … I’ve learned I can’t fix everything, sometimes anything … but I can re-calibrate myself … My world is moving too fast … and in my humble opinion, too often in the wrong direction.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch a trade wind in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” Mark Twain

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” Dolly Parton

“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” Fred Rogers

robert g hester