Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Serenity 7-24-2011

    A while back, my grandson, Avatar, had a wipe-out moment with a scooter and ended up needing stitches in his ear. When I visited him, he wanted me to have visual evidence of his pain.
    I reflected on that moment, and realized that sometimes, that's all I want too. Someone to notice that I'm hurting. Someone to say, "Ouch--that must have been painful!" Maybe I don't need a cure to make it all better. Maybe what I need is some temporary acknowledgement that sometimes I get scratched as I go through life and that for a moment, life is less than pleasant.
    Sometimes, all your friends need from you is a sympathetic word, an encouraging smile, or a warm hug. And maybe sometimes they just need you to take a picture of their pain.

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. 
Frank Tyger


  1. Randi -

    To quote Slick Willy:

    "I feel your pain..."

    God Bless,

  2. So true. There's a line from Death Of A Salesman, where the mother is telling her son that his father is troubled. "Attention must be paid," she says. Unc and I sometimes use the expression when we notice someone's need to be acknowledged.

  3. Adam: Good one!

    Auntie M: I like that line. I'm going to adopt it. :)

  4. I can feel the pain right through my ear and my knees .. eeewww.... plz... take cre ...tough guy got a bad one ... ooppss...
    Randi u know im not like that, sometimes i just say GAWD how do feel at there.. u know.. i have had the worst cuts stitches on the nose bridge .. stcihes on the chin.. my jaw fell open once.. lol.. my broken knees eeww... and brusies and blues are my BFF.. HA.. tell him bruises and stictches will add to his resume for attracting galfrnd in his youth.. LOL... have fun day

  5. Naqvee: Ha ha! I will tell him that! :) My brother got an injury once and the girls flocked to help him. You are a very active girl to get that many injuries--I hope you at least had fun getting them? And did your jaw really fall open? You will have to tell me that story! :)

  6. Ouch! Poor little guy :) Hope it heals quickly.

  7. septembermom: He's all better now. Off making some more trouble somewhere, I'm sure. :)

  8. The picture is so adorable. He has such an earnest expression, as if he is saying "I KNOW! It does hurt!"

  9. Jill @ Controlling My Chaos: I know! I just love his expression because it's as if he wants me to get a really good shot so we'll remember this awful day forever.


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