Theme Thursday - Wrinkle
There are all kinds of wrinkles...like the ones on your clothes, your face or your dog: small and unimportant wrinkles. And there are life wrinkles, also often small and unimportant. Every now and then, however, we get hit with a life wrinkle that is deep, so deep that it creates a major rift in daily life, with the potential to derail the serenity of existence, a wrinkle whose presence is difficult to deny. All of us encounter these massive wrinkles that threaten our equilibrium, whether it be divorce, a death in the family, estrangement from a loved one, or whatever form this ever morphing wrinkle chooses to take.
Over the years I have met up with my fair share. Sometimes I am able to grab an iron, take the bull by the horns, and get in there and deal with the situation, resulting in a satisfying resolution. It is so gratifying when my deft wielding of a verbal iron is able to press that nasty wrinkle into oblivion, creating a once-again smooth surface.
However, what happens when the wrinkle won't go away... no matter the hours spent ironing, trying to reach the heart of a seemingly impenetrable wrinkle? There are various courses of action: permanently removing myself from the situation, ignoring the problem as best I can, or accepting that there is just going to be a wrinkle there, perhaps forever. I most often choose the latter solution, as imperfect as it is; but it is at least a way of moving on with life.
Since I believe that I am constantly learning and changing, perhaps I will discover a new avenue for dealing with a bottomless wrinkle. Maybe I'll discover a new, super-powerful iron that will do the trick. I'd like that,but I am not holding my breath.
8 hours ago