Friday, January 18, 2008

Define: Love

Forget: put out of one's mind; cease to think of or consider; fail to remember; inadvertently neglect to attend to; fail to remember; to treat with inattention or disregard.

Forget can be a pretty harsh word.  To cease to think of or consider?  Ouch.  Forgetting is usually an accident, but when we forget something important, it can seem as if we don't remember because we don't care.

Engraved: to be permanently fixed in; to impress deeply.

Engraving seems pretty permanent to me.  There's no easy way to undo it, if there is a way at all.

Palm: the inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers.

The part of your hand that does a lot of touching.  The part of your hand that you feel with.

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you!  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands."
Isaiah 49:15-16

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


There's definitely a line to be drawn in worrying about what other people think.  Decisions shouldn't be based entirely off of the opinion of others, but at the same time, I don't think it's right to completely disregard their opinions.

So how do you know where you should draw that line?  Where's the balance?
What do you do when you feel that the decision you've made is just fine, but someone that you respect doesn't seem to feel the same way?  You can't just blow it off; that relationship matters to you.  What they think is important.  But when it doesn't match up with what you think, where do you go from there?

People can change.  You can't hold their past over them forever, that's not fair.  How can you even pretend that you have anything resembling a relationship when you're doing that to them?  Could you really be trying to protect people, or would you just be dragging them into the problems between you two?  It's not fair to them to feel like they have to choose.

I meant to start this blog with something awkward/funny (hence the title), but I guess I'm not in the mood.