I thought I'd drop a line to say, we are all currently working on an Epic together. This means...your wildest dreams are pretty much just about to come true, dear reader. We're hard at work on it (I think?), and we'll not only be posting, but also publishing when it comes together.

to tide you over til then, I'll write a spontaneous proverb:

Just as the seed is planted in spring
And the return gathered in autumn
so patience is a virtue you must wait for.

1 comment:

David Gregg said...

That's an interesting paradox.

"Patience is a virtue you must wait for." How must we wait for it? Shall we wait patiently for patience, or shall we wait impatiently for it?

The one seems to be circular, but forces us to will patience, rather than passively expect it.

The other seems to be contradictory -- attain your goal by practicing its opposite -- but forces us to learn patience by a long but true school: failure.

Both means to patience seem to be illogical on a superficial level, and even the opposite of each other, but, paradoxically, lead to the same conclusion in our experience: given time, all of us will learn patience, and it won't be easy.

You must try to be patient, but there will be failures, and you will recede into impatience. But when you are impatient, you will learn why you must not be. So will you swing from patience to impatience until the lessons you have yet to learn from impatience become fewer. The desire to be patient will become so strong that you will will His will. Your experience will show you that you can trust His care. And patience, so hard-learned, will no longer be so hard.

Awesome lesson, Keren. That short proverb gives us a lot to think about.