kate5kiwis: self preservation


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, August 04, 2012

self preservation

the weekend arrives and i stir things. inhale, spice, taste, slow cook. stir and stir. watch movies, light candles, peg up clean things, read books, have snuggles with small people. i keep thinking i'm finally balancing classroom and home, and then something happens and the plughole slurps.

cue monday night, everyone in the dining room doing their homework thing. suddenly, there's water all over the floor.. a tidal wave coming in through all doors.. towel sandbanks, firemen, carpet suckymotor, eventual carpet removal.

now we're camping out on the concrete floor and it seems that the sum of my energy reaches to keeping the existing balls in the air, not extra clean-ups. so i stir things, inhale, spice, taste, slow cook, get lost in another book, swallow the drowning feeling, unrush the adrenalin, avoid the outside world, stir and stir.

this life, i wonder how everyone else does it..


Anonymous Anonymous said...

even without the floods and outside-the-house-work, I often feel I'm drowning.....don't know how you do it

3:01 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

thank you Kate.. sometimes it is so helpful to hear someone else say that!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Hay said...

Love and strength to you, sometimes it just ain't fair. x

9:23 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

What happened with the flood stuff? Meanwhile, we're facing a drought up here.

Sometimes my success is measured by everyone being alive at the end of the day.

2:39 PM  

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