Monday, September 30, 2013

Life's Little Ironies*

Today, not for the first time, someone said to me:

I do admire you for what you are doing,
the more as you are but her son-in-law.

The 'but' let me smile.

She did probably take it for humility.

*With thanks to Thomas Hardy


  1. Replies
    1. Very kind of to say so, CherryPie.Thank you. I do prefer to be imperfect, though. At least a wee bit. :)

    2. I think that we are all imperfect in our own way. I strive to master the imperfections I see in myself...

  2. I'm sure you would be as good for anyone living around you who would need your help. Whatever the title!

    1. And I'm quite sure here you do err, dear Claude, as very probably I would not do this for anyone else. And if I had known how many years of my life I'd be going to "sacrifice", I would very probably not have started this but found another solution.
      I am definitely (!) not the born carer.
      In other words: I don't do it, because I want it, or because I am "the perfect son-in-law", but because I think I have to do it.
      End of the subject.
      For now. :)

  3. There are circumstances in life when we're obliged to be kind simply out of gratitude to the universe.

  4. Ah, Susan, I take it before writing your comment you've read my reply to Claude's.
    The more I do thank you.
    And if you have not? :)
    Then I do thank you the more.
    Not sure my "kindness" roots in a "gratitude to the universe", but very probably what I am doing has – unknown to me – "its roots".

  5. It's good of you Sean, whatever your reasons.

  6. Well, it's useful for others to be kind, hm? :)