Thursday, May 25, 2017

Riddle

I've been conflicted over something for awhile now. I've been processing it in my prayer time. I've been processing it with my inner circle. I've been been processing it in my psyche. I have not come to a clear "answer."

In the most general of ways, I asked Wil about it, while driving. "What do you think I should do?" I said.

"You should cross two streets," he said from the backseat, where he prefers to ride.

I looked in my rear-view mirror to see his face. Was he teasing? Serious? Saying something random? Revealing a deep, inner wisdom?

I have no idea. It does no good to press him on such things, he doesn't like to be questioned, and all attempts to further the conversation, gets you nowhere.

I've come back to his statement, however, and have turned it over and over and decided he's right, whether or not he meant to be helpful, he was. We cannot get anywhere by looping in our minds, spinning and circling, chasing our tails. Eventually, we have to "cross a street." We have to see where things look from that angle, from the "other side."

Crossing two, even better.


2 comments:

kario said...

I love the way your mind works.
You are so amazing. And I know you'll come to the answer soon. There are no accidents. Perhaps now that you've put it out into the Universe instead of keeping it in your head, it will show up.

Love.

Elizabeth said...

Astounding, really.

Honestly, Carrie, I come here every single time and leave in wonder as your words, however simple and spare, pack a weird personal punch.

Gratitude to you and to Wil.