Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Contradictions in Terms (Erin)

Does anyone else feel like this time of year is full of contradictions?

The weather. . .I am happy it has been so warm here in Minnesota--but I can't wait for snow.

The sky. . . The supermoon at night is amazing, but I love the warm sun and deep blues of late autumn afternoons. 

The holidays. . . I love the chance to gather with family, be thankful, and celebrate--but the to-do lists get a little crazy.

Family and friends. . . I treasure time spent with my family and friends--but the early nights make my introvert side come out, and sometimes I just want to curl up with a book.

Television. . . Who do you like better, The Flash--or SuperGirl?

Even music. . .Should I try to commit Hamilton to memory (minus the bad words)--or start listening to Christmas albums?

As much as I might long to be steady, even-keeled, and consistent, I think the contradictions in our  lives are part of what makes us uniquely human.

The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us,  
There is a time for everything,    and a season for every activity under the heavens--   Ecclesiastes 3: 1 

Here's to embracing each moment the season brings. 

What contradictions are you finding in your life right now? How can you embrace them?

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  1. Great post, Erin! I've never thought of it this way, but what you were saying really resonated with me. I think my current and ongoing contradiction is excitement about the next phase in life (writing, kids, etc.) while trying to enjoy the present. But I'm totally with you about the holidays - I love all the family events, but it's kind of relief when all the hoopla is over :)

  2. You know, now that you mention it, it has seemed like a season of contradictions at times, especially with the holidays.


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