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Beyond the Lone Islands

Monday, 11 May 2009

In and out of Control

Last week was really chaotic. Actually just about the only thing that seemed to make any sense to me was Raven's Wordzzle Challenge. (See Saturday's post below. The challenge is to find a way to weave a story around a number of unrelated words, chosen by someone else.) The question went through my head while I was doing the wordzzle: How is it possible that I am able to concentrate on something as trivial as this, and even find it relaxing, while my mind is so full of other, much more important problems? Analyzing myself, I think the answer is that getting fifteen words to fit into a context may be difficult, but it's not impossible. While I was working with this, I felt in control (and since it's fiction, no one can tell me the result is wrong!). With the Real Life problems (and people!), on the other hand, my feeling was that I had no control whatsoever...

Feeling a little bit better today, since more home care has been organized for my parents, and my brother also came to stay with them for a couple of days so I got a report from him as well.

1 comment:

Raven said...

Glad the wordzzles are a reprieve from the more difficult problems surrounding you. My mother was ill for 18 years, with dementia for her last 8 or more. I'm glad you are able to be there for your parents and to have some help from your brother. Hope you get the taxes done.


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