Sep 202017
 

Good morning. Although our family weathered #Irma unscathed, many of us are using it as sort of a reset: looking for ways to help others, making sure we’re prepared for the next one, and sorting through our personal reactions and lessons. We are heartbroken about the tragedies taking place in Puerto Rico and Mexico right now and would send “thoughts and prayers” if we weren’t so sick of politicians saying those words while doing nothing meaningful to help. Photo ops detract from rescue efforts.

The other thing many of us are trying to sort out: why is everyone feeling so fuzzy-headed? 100% of local friends and neighbors report feeling off-balance and a bit mentally slow — so I put together a few quotations that may or may not be relevant. I hope you enjoy them.

There are some things you learn best in calm, some in storm. – Willa Cather

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. – M. C. Escher

We adore chaos because we love to produce order. Port in a Storm Click To Tweet

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.   Vincent van Gogh

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm & defy it.   Amelia Barr

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. –  Carl Jung

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. Click To Tweet

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.   Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Click To Tweet

Are you weathering some kind of storm? What brings you hope and comfort? I look forward to your comments.

 

 

 

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 September 20, 2017  Posted by  Happiness, Special Topics, Thinking  Add comments

  8 Responses to “Any Port in a Storm”

  1. Love all the quotes here Andrea. Very comforting. But yes, when in the eye of the storm…that’s NOT comfortable at all..
    xoxo, Z~

  2. Thanks for these helpful quotes, Andrea. I especially find the one by Carl Jung intriguing: “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”

  3. A saying I always fall back on is “bloom where you’re planted.” Even a weed can fight its way up through the cracks in the concrete and grow!

  4. I love this quote because I relate to it. “Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.” – Ludwig van Beethoven. The roar and chaos that is happening around me — environmentally and politically — seems to only be quieted by my engaging in one of my creative processes.
    Thanks for these great quotes.

  5. We have both been writing about weathering “storms”, only have been through such a literal one! I loved your quotes and may use one for another piece I’m writing about navigation. Thank you!

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