Sunday, March 9, 2014
Twitter Account the other day. No early bird when it comes to technology, I am late to the Twitter universe.
I hoped to reserve @penelopepuddle (my character's name) for the future but it was taken so @PennyPuddlisms is my pick for now.
It will be a long time between tweets and, since I am not on any lists yet, my first cheep fell on deaf ears. Nonetheless, in less than 140 characters I eked out a message that said: "Except something good to break through." This optimistic attitude that is a Puddlist phrase on one of my cards rang hollow recently when, (despite the positive thinking and prayers of many), a bright young man I wish I had known better succumbed to an illness. It is not easy to expect good things when bad things are happening. When the casualties of winter are impossible to forget, even the fresh blooms of spring can seem odorless and colorless.
Perhaps that is when expectations change and the good things that break through are the qualities that sustain us. Anne Morrow Lindbergh who lost her son once wrote, "Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
This post is dedicated to Rick who is now free as a bird.
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