I'm not sure what AROUND THE BEND means ~
but maybe it suggests
being way past middle age - OR it could mean slightly demented?
In any case I feel that I've gone 'round the bend'.
There is no turning back - no U-turn possibility -
I'm just trusting that whatever is 'round the bend' will be
more authentic, less anxious, and surprisingly interesting!
So far - I feel calmer
More willing to compromise
Less eager to contend, or argue.
I pick my fights.
If it's not 'heart and lungs', as my friend Suzanne says,
I'm not going to worry about it.
But what about our world on the edge of the abyss?
What about the refugees, the stupid politicians, the shootings, and gluten, and GMOs
and CLIMATE CHANGE
and hatred and prejudice and small-mindedness and greed?
What about it, indeed?
Should I go out angry and fighting - trying to make the world a better place?
Or can I just be grateful every day for small chances to be warm and encouraging to
my little circles of people, animals, and trees ~
Is that enough?
Yes, for me, for now, it is!