Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"DANCING OR ????"


"DANCING OR ????"
(Alky-Seltzer & PG)

I was very anxious that with my daughter here, I wouldn't find the time to blog. It also turned out my brother and his wife were coming for the day today. I haven't seen them in five years. I felt pressure. I felt overwhelmed with cleaning, preparing, and planning. I hate feeling that way.

My solution was to give myself "breathing room". By letting you know that I would be gone and why, I gave myself permission to not worry about whether I would have time to blog.

Now, I feel calmer. My daughter is here, my brother and his wife have come and gone. I can go ahead and blog. I know I will miss you all too much to stay away. Turns out when you spend all day with someone, there is usually time when everyone can use some alone time. Right now is that time. She's busy looking for jobs on-line and I'm talking to you.

When I had training with the hospital chaplain, he told me pastoral care involved three ministries. The first one he discussed was the "ministry of presence" - being fully present with someone. That's what my daughter came home for - to be in the presence of people who love, accept, and encourage her. And that's what is happening.

I know there was some commenting going on re: Alky-Seltzer's comment on my last blog and other comments in response. They made me smile and laugh. That's always a good thing - smiling and laughing. I need more of that - we can all use more of that.

So, in the spirit of smiling and laughing, I ask you to decide whether the two in the picture above are dancing or ???? :)

10 comments:

AlkySeltzer said...

Dancing or...WHAT!!!?

Anyway...yes. I agree. There is a higher form of love, and that is simply a desire to BE with the beloved, to be near, and not have to be busy, be talking, be acting, be anything, except BE WITH--IN the presence of.

And so it might be also with my Higher Power, my God, He might sometimes want me to just BE with Him, in His Presence! Love is also thus!

Kristin H. said...

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of animals they are. Is that a meerkat? I need to go back to school...

Akannie said...

Well said....

Wat's that old AA thing I hear? Something about being a human BEING instead of a human DOING....

Be still....and know....

Shadow said...

alone time. a very precious commodity to me. and i guard it jealously.

as for the goats? i'd say... or what. don't they play like that???

Patty said...

It's OK to take a day off.

~Tyra~ said...

I think those animals look like elk or caribou-you'd think I would know considering my husband hunts. Anyway, I think they are young and play fighting.

J-Online said...

I'm LOL reading Tyra's comment. Elk are HUGE. I'm also LOL at yor title. Love your humor.

Syd said...

Whatever they are doing, they are enjoying it. And I think that they are smiling and laughing in their way.

Alone time is essential. I could easily be a hermit some days. Glad that all is going well with the visit.

Lou said...

I think they are duking it out over followers.

Funny how we worry about not posting. Did you ever imagine!

mosiacmind said...

that is such a cute picture,