Curves are everyday occurrences through the outback of life, and we keep thinking we have to "Be There Now!" It's "Be HERE Now!" We all might like to be somewhere else, but the Here/Now is all there is, and the perennial call is to do right by the time that is at hand. What is being asked of us here/now? What is being called for? What is needed? Right here, right now? Maybe, it is nothing more than waiting. Going to the DMV is going to wait. And wait. And wait. Emergency rooms, too, are getting to be that way. When waiting, we wait! And, while we wait, we can be aware of the pressing need to walk two paths at the same time in most of the moments that come our way. Sometimes, we have to live in two worlds at the same time. Family reunions, weddings and funerals are like that for me. The traditions require my presence, and I'd rather be not there at all. So, we adjust ourselves to our role, and do what it requires of us, as though we are playing the part in a movie, and give the best performance of our life, while looking forward to a quiet cup of coffee and a nice piece of pie (Or whatever your preferred substitutes might be) on the way to whatever is after that.
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The family examples are so familiar to me. They are the biggest curve of all.
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