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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Of Rocks and Patterns


In the past two weeks I've finished two more courses. I have one left to complete my B.A. in French. And that course is more than half done. Change is in the wind. I feel uncertain. What's next? 

The routine of solitary study, of reading and essays is about to end. It's taken me a little longer than the three years I'd planned - by just a few months. I lost some time in this past tumultuous 18 months - family issues, moving, a wedding, and more. But I always returned to my desk and my computer, to a well-established routine.

Like the beach rocks in the photo, tumbled by the waves, life has a way of shaping human character. Rough and tumble, at times uncomfortable, but always with the hope of smoothing those sharp edges while preserving the essence of being. At least, I hope so. I don't know what beach, figuratively speaking, I'll be washing up on next.  


10 comments:

  1. Such an exciting time for you. The Lord has something in mind for you. Of that, I am certain. Wonder what it'll be...

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  2. Thanks for sharing your uncertainties here and trusting God to lead you step by step to your next "beach".

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  3. Wherever you end up, I know that you will be an asset - bringing order and grace and beauty to whatever/wherever.

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  4. Beautiful stone collection! It looks like we love the same.....
    Having a small collection, collected a few years ago at the beach of the Atlantic.
    Greetings from Périgord,
    karin

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  5. Lovely sentiments about life smoothing us like pebbles. Hope that wherever your life leads you will be agood place for you to be. Love the photo too.

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  6. Congratulations Lorrie. You are an inspiration to many.

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  7. I am so impressed when I read about your studies. They have surely set in in good stead for whatever happens next... and I love those pebbles!

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  8. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I gave a quick look to yours and wished I had a blackberry patch and lived by such beautiful scenery. lovely. TTFN

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  9. Lorrie, you are to be congratulated on pursuing your degree and being disciplined enough to complete all but one course in three years. That's a wonderful accomplishment! I'm looking forward to seeing your picture in your grad cap and gown or perhaps
    even to snapping your picture as you accept your degree.

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  10. LIFE, such a good description.

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