I was talking with a friend a few days ago who was processing what felt to be a major setback. It was one of those life surprises that was translating as problematic rather than delightful. She said that she was just feeling so alone in the midst of the changes. We shared some old stories and irreverent humor and we parted paths; she said that she knew that she was good to go in this new chapter. Knowing that there is someone who has your back when you feel as if you have been tossed into a Rube Goldberg maze is always a good balm in times of unease.
If you are struggling today with some challenge or mystery in life, I hope that the sign in this photograph reminds you of both someone who cares and of someone you care about.
And through these words on the page — like a love letter between strangers — I am reminded that although you and I do not have a direct connection of shared past experiences, there is this present moment that connects all of us in ways that could prove to be significant.
This video by OK Go is so! awesome: This Too Shall Pass. I hope that it helps you to feel some fancifulness and some hope in today . . . to Feel Better Now . . . to know that you are not alone. That there is a back-up team upstairs that is helping to make the magic happen and to cheer when it does. And when it doesn’t. There are those days when you feel like you are in the firing squad line, and you are about to be splatted with a massive dose of paint. But there is a support team. We are all connected . . . there is a sense of timing and orchestration. There is immense brilliance in the Rube Goldberg moments of our lives. Others care. I do. Feel Better Now.