A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~Author Unknown
This last week I encountered a bit of a hiccup in my otherwise smooth sailing life. To some this incident would be something rather silly and initially one may not think much of it. Yet it has given me quite a blow and I have found myself struggling to get back to my normal self. Solitude has helped somewhat… shopping didn’t hurt… music always makes me happy… yet still I can feel it presence lingering.
A half truth is a whole lie - Yiddish Proverb
The incident that kicked me in the butt so, was someone dear telling me something they knew I wanted to hear yet never meaning a word of it. I am not sure how you like your coffee stirred yet for me I like it straight and black (figuratively speaking – I take it with sugar and cream in real life) I would much rather like someone to tell me the straight truth, even if it is not what I may necessarily want to hear, then to lie to me. Eventually the truth always comes out. When it does it is like bringing up the same damage all over again, thus you get kicked twice instead of just once.
The least initial deviation from the truth
is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Usually such an event would not bother me so, yet when it is someone who means more to you than the average Joe on the street, it makes a difference. I have learned over my life experiences that it is fruitless to hold grudges or to harbor on events that may have not been the best to you. Yet I also know that looking at them realistically is also important. In doing this sometimes we have to admit things that we may not necessarily like. This is what I am dealing with most right now. Something that I believed to be true is not necessarily so.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. ~Ambrose Bierce
Thank goodness for busy work, as well as the beauty of nature and big bumblesome dogs who are still puppies. They all seem to help keep one’s mind off of things that may try to burrow their way into ones thoughts when one really would rather they don’t. I know that as the saying goes “this too shall pass” it is just taking a bit longer than usual.