Seeing today’s google doodle honouring Leon Foucault, inventor of the Foucualt pendulum, a device that demonstrates the effect of the Earth’s rotation, one might say a good blog topic might be something that puts a good spin on today!!….
Vancouver rollerbladers….Rotary Clubs….Yo Yo Ma….Helijet….the potter’s wheel….
The latter, reminds me much of one of my grandmothers who was a real woman of faith and quite an independent thinker for her times. She used to play one of her favourite tunes on her old upright piano with lyrics that went something like —-
Have thine own way, You are the Potter, I am the clay, Mold me and make me, after thy will, While I am waiting, yielded in still…..
There’s something about those words that speaks of the meaning of life–purpose, and when we have our own self-doubts about direction or courses of action to maybe just step back a bit and listen to the still small voice within us or at the same time look beyonds ourselvess with a keener eye to all that is and all that can be.
We’ve all heard it before and no doubt experienced some of it too—-the “treadmill of life” that sometimes can have us feeling like we go through the motions of our days in busyness and an almost auto-pilot like fashion that can leave us feeling less than fulfilled.
As a bit of a musician myself, I have to admit that one of the first things I notice or pay attention to about people is their hands. Yes=== hands, that may seem strange, but if you’ve ever seen the hand of a child joined with that of an older sibling, parent, or grandparent, there’s something in the visualization that brings to life some of the “mold me and make me” of the lines above.
Our relationships with others, be they colleagues, friends, family, I think, are all part of life’s gifts that we’ve been given. All part of what molds and makes us who we are and who we can be in the hopes that spring anew with every sunrise.
May there be a great spin for you on this September Wednesday & may the hands that guide you, uplift you & that you extend to others hold firm with all life’s goodness!