Sunday, August 03, 2014

3.3 Think - Mindful Work

Bestest Friend and I are in the middle of a blog project. Each day of the month we will post a picture on a pre-determined theme and write a little something about it. The theme for the third day of each month is "Think."
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I wonder what the cat thinks when she sees my sewing machine set up. I have only pulled it out a handful of times in places where she can see it.  I can’t imagine she thinks humans are anything but ridiculous with the fabric they use to hide their hairless bodies.
For the last two months, it seems like there has just been a series of unfortunate events within relationships of people I know. The breakups, in particular, have made me reevaluate my own relationship with my husband. Part of why we work is that we don’t do everything together. I sometimes travel on my own or with friends without him. We don’t exercise together. This afternoon he went into the office, shut the door, and played his guitar, and I played with my sewing machine.
But will that distance mean that at some point I will wake up and he will tell me that he wants to leave? Will I someday realize I have let him down? Or he has let me down? I hope not. I hope that instead our separate hobbies, friends, and interests will give us more to talk about when we are together. I hope it allows us to develop as independent people. I hope it allows us to be stronger in the end.

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To see what Bestest Friend wrote about the theme of the day, check out her blog, Too Legit to Quit.

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I can't ever get across to my friends and family when they have a fight is the fact that when you are together 24 hours a day you CANNOT get along. Something is bound to cause friction. I don't understand people who get upset when their boyfriend/wife/etc. does something on his or her own. It's necessary. I mean, as long as you do things together, too, and have a healthy balance.

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