I was just this afternoon speaking to someone who had read my post re the first part of my life. The friend was saying now that I was much older I would not have problems with areas of my life as I once did. I want to address this because I believe there are problems galore and in everyone’s life, we find each one different in what they can handle and what shoots them over the edge so as to speak. I have such an item in my life and it will always be here with me.
When I was about 6 to 7 years old (I remember age as I associate it with the house I lived in at the time) one of the disciplines of Mrs. Brown was to put warm water in a granite pan, set it on a chair and pull me by the hair on the crown of head, over to the water and then push my face into the pan so that my ears, nose, eyes and mouth were covered with water and she would keep the “push” on my head so I could not get away. When I could take it no longer, my little feet would go up and down as fast as I could to make her let me go.
What has this got to do with today? At 83. Everything. I have not been to an eye doctor now in about 4 years. The last time I was there, it took two assistants to handle me when the Dr. was either putting drops in my eyes or looking at them with a strong light. I panic when any one does any thing to my eyes. In the shower, I never turn my face up to the water and let it run over my face. NEVER. I can wash my hair and let the water flow over my head and down but not the other way around. (My head is turned downward so the water does not hit my eyes as it would if I turned my face upward).
Depending upon the person – – depending upon the cause – – depending upon what you have been through and when and how – – makes all the difference in the world as to what a person can take at any given moment. Don’t be too quick to say, “Oh you can rise above that because you do not know that for a fact – – – ever.
A lot of us have been through so much and we need to be very careful as to how we “think” we know, what we “think” we know.
Until another time then~~~~