A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn....

It's gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

This, too, shall pass.


The phrase seems to have originated in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets. Some versions of the fable add the detail that the phrase is inscribed on a ring, which therefore has the ability to make the happy man sad and the sad man happy. Jewish folklore often describes Solomon as giving or receiving the phrase. I first heard it from my friend Gail, and she used it in either case of when I am sad, or happy.

Everything has a beginning and an ending.  Make your peace with that and all will be well. Buddha
My son Alex's friend once told him: things always work out in the end. If it's not good yet, it's not an end.

Just philosophizing:)

My older son Alex, the "trouble youth", the"never easy child" since he was born, is my pride nowadays and one who makes this parenthood being worthwhile. For those who cares, seems that he landed a job. In his own words, "Life is finally getting good. Thanks everyone for your support that I got from. To all the haters fuck off."

My younger "quiet and easy" son Stephen is showing signs of testing the boundaries. Still gingerly, but with some stupid ideas. Is that parenting gig ever over?? Unfortunately for him, I have years of experience in my bag of tricks. Life's tougher once burnt. Suck it up, buttercup. Pestering and feeling guilty is over. Time for a real life.

But since "that, too, shall pass", don't read into it seriously.
If everything passes, what stays?

We say: "You can't walk into the same river". You know, water is flowing, and stuff...I really don't even like rivers, or any water bodies. I rather go to the mountains. Can I "walk into the same mountain"? That one seems a bit more stable...

Thanks for all the good wishes for this upcoming weekend. Just so y'all don't get too excited, my goal is to squeeze top 10 - and I'd be thrilled. That, and some time to run, of course. The competition is stiff, the altitude is high, and the mountains are climbing. All's good...

...or it's not an end yet:)

9 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for Alex! Yay! I'm glad life is good :) I, too, think about how things are always changing - good when things are sucky, and not so good when I'm happy. But I guess that's the point, right? Anyway, have a great time this weekend - can't wait to hear about it.

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  2. great job on the FUCK OFF......I'm diggin it!!

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    1. Yeah, I am digging it too. Makes it real:)

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  3. So glad to hear that Alex got a job! Woohoo! :-) Love your "philosophising"! Go get 'em this weekend...and enjoy!

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  4. Congrats to Alex and very glad to hear that things are going well. As to the question of "is that parenting gig ever over??", all I know is that with my boys now at 20 and 25...no, it isn't. :-)

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    1. Thanks, man, sounds encouraging:)

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  5. Congrats to Alex. Never give up, never.

    Race this weekend, with mountains - You will kill it. I say top 5, sand-bagger.

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  6. Anonymous13/5/12 18:41

    congratulations on your awesome quadrock! i had a rough second half of the day due to being seriously undertrained, but still nice to be out on the beautiful, rugged trails. Great work on top-10!
    kristin, OR

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