Wednesday, May 18, 2022

still

Just keeping this Mary Oliver quote--that KV made into a card I'm now using as a bookmark--as my mantra. 

"Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still
and learning to be/astonished."

Nu said the the other day that I do way too much and that I should be doing less. After a heartbeat Nu said that they feel stressed because of me. Taking that in was difficult, because in my mind I'm doing stuff to make it easier for the people in my life.

Pic: KV's card/bookmark with a Mary Oliver quote. I'm currently reading Natalie Haynes' A Thousand Ships. I'm a sucker for this Greek epic/mythology genre, what do you want me to say? I loved, loved Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls just a couple of months ago, and was happy to discover the Haynes.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Love that quote!
I feel like I do a lot to make things easier for people in my life too. Maybe I am also doing "too much" - something to think about, anyway.

maya said...

I'm sure you're ok, Nicole. Nu is going through a tough time, so there's that on my end.

StephLove said...

I think a lot of teens are still struggling, even after a more normal year. I don't know if that applies for Nu, but North went pretty much completely off the rails the first year of the pandemic and things are better now, but not back to where they were pre-pandemic, in terms of mental health.

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