This too shall pass

Like a kidney stone maybe, but it will, eventually, pass. What am I talking about? Well… everything.

I think that one of the things that makes people unhappy in life is this insistence of the mind to believe that things in life are eternal when they’re not. People as a whole tend to think that the situation they’re in — good or bad — will last forever.  It’s just how most people’s minds work. Not everyone’s, mind you, but most people. I think (but I’m no psychologist) that it really does lead to unhappiness because when people glomp on to this idea of permanence, they either see no way out of a bad situation or they are devastated when their perfect setup comes crashing down around them. Nothing is permanent. Everything changes and moves with time. Some things only appear to be indestructible (for example the ancient pyramids) because they are long lasting, but even they will end.  Everything ends. It is the nature of living in a universe mastered by time. Time moves ever onward and it brings everything with it. It really is as simple as that.


Something happened yesterday — not to me directly but it will directly affect me. I won’t go into the details because — reasons.  But it could cause an upheaval around here in the next few months. Maybe. Or things might go along merry as you please. It depends on what happens in the next month or so. But it goes to show about how things can change in the blink of an eye.  Worry not, dear reader, we’ve got contingency plans. Because while my dear husband is ever the optimist, I am always the realist and insisted we start saving some money. It’s not enough. Not nearly enough, but it’s a start. We’ll eek through on a wing and a prayer depending on how things go in the next month or so.

DreamSmall again

I am not prone to think that anything is permanent. It’s just not the way my mind works. I’m not one for mementos and nick-knacks, and will more than likely toss or sell something rather than keep it. Now is the only moment that matters to me. I expect life to continue on to the next moment, but I fully expect it not to as well. If that makes any sense. But even I can be blindsided by how suddenly life can change. Which is surprising to me considering how I walk around expecting life to change at any moment. I don’t consider myself a pessimist, more of a realist. I assume that things, both good and bad will, you know,  happen because there’s a probability that they are going to happen. Aaaaannny minute now. You know? Of course one moment blends into the next and then Bam! and I’m caught off guard by things… happening. Not always, mind you, but now and again.

But, as the title says: This too shall pass. Maybe like a kidney stone, but it will, eventually, pass. Because everything does. It’s just the nature of things.

As an aside: If you’ve never passed a kidney stone, dear reader, those mother fuckers hurt! They’re not joking when they say it’s as bad as being in labor for childbirth. I was nine months pregnant when I passed a kidney stone (third kid) and thought I was in labor. Just having one in the kidney wasn’t a picnic either. The whole experience wasn’t pleasant. I don’t recommend it.

3 thoughts on “This too shall pass

  1. Patty Richardson

    An interesting read. Yes, I have clung to the phrase, “This too shall pass”…many times during my life.
    Hard to believe sometimes, but oh so true. Much wisdom in your words. Thanks for sharing. Hope the impending issue is resolved favorably. 🙂


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