Wednesdays are for taking a moment during the week and counting blessings, telling funny stories, and anticipating the approaching weekend. I'd love for you to share your Wednesday moment in the comments or attach a link to your blog.
Our children are learning how to drive. This requires much patience and trust in others. I believe they both are capable and responsible, and they will easily pick up the skills needed. I also know there are many other drivers on the road who are reckless and often intoxicated. It's a push-pull of fear and it has me sleepless and trying to find a path in my own mind to alleviate those concerns. Ultimately, I know it's all an illusion. I'm not in control, even when I'm the one behind the wheel. So many of you out there have adult children who drive and function quite nicely. How did you let go? How do you recognize that there are dangers and traumas, but it is the journey that defines our lives? I know the right words, but have trouble practicing it from the heart.
The does are venturing out with their babies. It seems a fitting metaphor. The fawns trot right on their mama's heels unless they are in the tall creek grass, and then they prance and play.
I read an interesting West African perspective on fear in a SFF story online by Timothy Kiprop Kimutai -