“It escapes me how I can start so many things and finish so few___how I can begin with all zeal and give out before I have made the first dent.” Know this feeling?
“And yet, I know something whispers to me that time is forever and eventually I will catch up___While I listen to that siren’s song I see something urgent ahead and I leave undone the things at hand and go tackle another___And that seems it is the way of life___always trying to find the happy medium___the happy pace that allows work and play and rest__but all the time unfinished projects are watching me___wondering when their time is coming___shocked, no doubt. When I suddenly decide this is the time___to finish one thing___and oh! To rest again.” Sound familiar? From Joyce Hifler’s book, title Pathways.
Generation-ally this is how it has been. I watched my mother work her way through her days in this way, and then the times of struggle and ease when she saw better ways and fresh approaches to accomplishing her goals. I now watch my grown daughter working through her process, her experiences, and I am reminded of my own experiences. I am reminded of what I do that is different.
As for me, I believed I would make my own path a different one to follow___However I was to learn I too would function in this same way. I too would begin something, leave it and return to it. But not all things___And then I learned that I was not alone in following such a path__It surprises you to notice the similarities of others pathways___
So what is happening here? We need to do something different, at times___ We need change, and we need what we do to be interesting. This said, we do need more! And that is? We do need to begin and finish what we start. This is why we feel projects watch us! Somewhere in the back of our mind is the need to fully do what ever it is!
Pejj Nunes 10/30/2020