Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Now is Not the Time to Give Up

Most of the lessons in literature that lasts and the collective wisdom of the ages is that perseverance is the ticket to - well, some kind of positive result, whether it be happiness, success, what have you.  Along with that comes the assumption that there is a clear goal which you persevere towards, even when it seems that someone keeps moving the goal posts.

I have come to the realization that I have a few too many goal posts to persevere toward, and that they often are in different directions, so that two steps toward one goal means two steps away from another.  I believe this is a common affliction in modern life; I imagine it was an affliction in the past, too, but perhaps not so much as now - especially for parents, because some of your goals are actually other people's goals.  If that makes sense. 

But for today and tomorrow, the goal is food.   Pies, a turkey, mashed turnips, mashed potatoes....
It's nice to have a single goal for a day or two. 

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