Thursday, April 19, 2007

whack

what's happening????

why is there such darkness and how is it that some people cross over and swim in it? then pull others down in their undertow.

things are out of whack. things are whack. these random jabs suddenly shake us. no one talks about much else and we all say the same things. we try to make sense of senseless. how hard is that? there's so much going on, here, there. close. far. what to do? why bombs in markets? why displaced and home-less? why pain? why injustice? why mud huts and parasitic water holes? why so many long rows of chocolate bars in fluorescent storehouses? infinity pools at Home Depot? so many colours of paint? cushions at Homesense, with tassles or without? The sky is falling, or the ice caps are melting and the parties on The Hill argue about the cost of Kyoto and incandescent bulbs will soon be gone. We recycled our old computer parts today. I apologize. . .i can't seem to be coherent, but maybe this makes sense?

time to sign off. . next time i'll have pictures and i'll be together, perhaps.

9 comments:

emma said...

I'm with you... we are so out of whack and we cant even seem to figure out whats outta whack or what it even means to be 'in whack', in the right way. but im thankful that in my mess and in my brokeness and in my 'i have no clue whats going on here God and i dont see how you can be in all this'... He is. He's there and he's in control even though it may be hard to see... maybe we're not supposed to see, we just trust... "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see...."

kathryn said...

thanx, Emma. Its nice to know we can feel out of whack together!

xo

Carol said...

Great post! I got this link off the DH message board and it was inspiring to read = )
All the best,
Carol in TX

kathryn said...

Hi, Carol! Its really nice to meet you. What's your dh board name? I'd like to recognize you when i'm on the boards. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

ally said...

Kat i get what you are saying. OUtta whack is the norm these days is it not? Its hard to deal with when its an endless onslaught of madness. I watched the "day after" footage of the Virginia Tech thing on tuesday when i was off work and it had me numb with shock..................and then i flick to another station and they are ramming on about Prince Williams love life, Dear God in Heaven what is that about and why is it important!!

J9 said...

What is "normal" these days? I've come to the conclusion that those of us who think we are "normal" are actual the abnormalities these days. Which is a sad thing, when you think about it...

kathryn said...

you're right, Ally. it does seem like an endless onslaught of madness at times. well said.

j9, it is sad that there seems to be no 'normal'.

the sunshine today helped elevate my mood and calm my thoughts a bit. things are still whack, but i was distracted! how crazy.

electroluminescence said...

ohh, kat!
you make all the sense in the world & more.
i'm pretty sure our brains are on the same "wavelength" ...
synchronicity extreme.

i'm so wary of the world these days!

kathryn said...

yes, my little Cee, the same wavelength. xo (love your new pic!)