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Monday, December 13, 2010

"Thank you for giving grapes!"

This morning, as I was setting up breakfast in the pens, I was ranting to myself about an online discussion I had with someone. It was one of those things that had to do with a disagreement with one of my core beliefs, and so it touched a nerve. I was so upset about it that I was actually talking to myself out loud.

When I went in with Bow so he could tell me what he wanted for breakfast, he took my hand and spelled: "People don't understand that Mommy..." Then he stopped.

"What?" I asked.

He gave me a wise look, then spelled: "Thank you for giving grapes."

He doesn't usually thank me. He usually says: "Give me grapes." But I guess that was his idea of how to cheer me up.

"You're welcome, Bow," I said. There has been no more ranting on my part since then.


  1. People disagree with me all the time, but I have just come to accept that is part of life. I am learning to appreciate everyone has a different way of seeing things, an many people will never see things the way I do. I really just want to focus on art and my writing for these reasons, far less conflict for me. I am not one of those people who feels resilient after getting in those type of debates about core beliefs, I feel too drained after it.

  2. JewelandtheSun, you are wise to avoid these conflicts and focus on your art and writing. I try to do the same most of the time, but sometimes I get dragged into a debate that I never meant to start just by making an observation about a single fact. It's probably predictable which way it will go, but I don't always see that in advance, so I don't always hold my tongue the way I should. ;->

    Bow keeps me on an even keel, though. He has such a practical approach to life!