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Getting Settled Into The New Year [Jan. 2nd, 2019|11:03 am]
Tony Grist
I like to have a calendar on the wall. Last year we bought one and received another as a Christmas gift. The first featured a set of Alice in Wonderland illustrations and the second a set of miscellaneous illustrations by Arthur Rackham (his Father Christmas was a big creepy goblin surrounded by lots of little creepy goblins pretending to be toys). This year we've bought and been given nothing and what I've got hung up in the kitchen is one of the three we were sent unsolicited by the charities my mother supports.

The heat is going out of the family crisis. My mother-in-law (for it is she) is in hospital, facing a longish stay (nothing much wrong with her but old age- she's 89)- with a spell in rehab to follow and the relatives on the ground seem to have things in hand. We are responsible for the full-time care of another old lady at the far end of the country- and the only way we could manage this second one is if she moved to Kent- which is something she resists. Drama is good for us: it teaches us about ourselves. There's no drama in what we (inaccurately) call the afterlife (only love, love and more love) and I'm told we rather miss it.

[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-01-02 02:35 pm (UTC)
I began one of the books you sent me - Inner Visions.

Miss drama? How can that be?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-02 04:16 pm (UTC)
I agree it seems unlikely, but a life without drama gets to be a little samey- apparently.

Another thing is we rather forget- when we're on the other side- just how fraught a life in this world can be- and we get a little blasé- and think, yeah, piece of cake- it would be fun to go and spend eighty years racketing about down there.

A third thing is that from the perspective of eternity a human lifetime is like playing a game- a video game perhaps. You click in, have an experience, then click out again- and return to your "real" life.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-01-02 03:21 pm (UTC)

I'm glad the family drama is defusing. I am not sure I'd ever miss drama except maybe its mildest forms and only on occasion and only when no real anxiety is caused.

Calendars...we always have one in the kitchen for noting appointments and another in our bedroom for similar reasons. We were gifted a 3rd this year so I will hang that one in our guest room.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know, drama is stimulating. If it wasn't there'd be no market for fiction. We all crave excitement, even if we'd rather it didn't get out of hand.
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