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Resilience

As I watched the tiny stones being pounded over repeatedly by the mineral-rich ocean water, I thought about how long they’ve survived there, season after season…storm after storm in their stable bed of wet sand. I thought about how those stones might change color or texture…develop cracks or chips but maintain their integrity no matter what. I thought about their resilience.

Then I thought about resilience as it applies to the human condition–as it applies to us! How much ‘stuff’ we get pounded with throughout our lifetime? How much ‘stuff’ washes up over us time and time again? And how we maintain strength and stability even in the face of adversity and struggle. Again, I thought about resilience, and how it’s inherent in all of us.

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4 responses

  1. ivy

    Love your thoughts on resilience – thanks for sharing them!

    January 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM

  2. Thank you so much Ivy! Really helped me to sort this out with the stones that day…so wanted to pass this tiny bit of insight on:)

    January 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM

  3. This photo looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. Nice metaphor.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

  4. Thanks Angelo! Thought it would make an interesting painting too, and does lean toward abstract in a ‘Jackson Pollack” kind of way – yes – major metaphor for us all! xo

    February 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

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