I Have a Lenten Plan…..

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(image from This Quiet Lady by Anita Loebel

In a flurry of trying to call in sick to work and the college class I’m taking, two of the texts I got back said:

1: Yikes!

and the other:

2: Feel better.

I’ve decide that these three words are going to somehow become my theme for this year’s Lenten observance. I’m not sure what will come of these thoughts. But, one of the good things about having bursts of unthinkable busyness is that it gives something to reflect on when those calendar pages are done and turned.

If life were different I would challenge myself to blog along the way to this Easter.

My intuition tells me to stay focused on the marathon spring ahead for our family, and enjoy that circus until school’s end.

A teaching mentor and dear friend who held me on his shoulders when I was a wee lass sets those boundaries to prevent total exhaustion. Creative juices go wild in the summer. This was my mother’s creative calendar too now that I think of it…

In any case. I miss the solitude of connecting with others and the spirit while writing and posting, yet am so thankful for the way life has fallen together for me and interrupted my blogging journal tool.

More Summer Reading: Temple Grandin Essay in “This I Believe”

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“Because I have autism…here’s how my brain works:

 

It’s like the search engine Google for images.

 

If you say the word ‘love’ to me, I’ll surf the Internet inside my brain.

 

Then, a series of images pops into my head. What I’ll see is a picture of a mother horse with a foal; or think of ‘Herbie, the Love Bug’; scenes from the Movie The Love Story; or the Beatles song ‘Love, love, love, all you need is love…’ …

 

Some people might think if I could snap my fingers I’d choose to be ‘normal.’ But, I wouldn’t want to give up my ability to see in beautiful, precise pictures. I believe in them.”

 

~ taken from an essay: ‘Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures’ by Temple Grandin,¬†part of the collection: ¬†This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women .