Tide Tables

I love reference books. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and indexes make up a large proportion of my personal library. There is little I like better than to wander through piles of information, of the known, willy-nilly.

There is so much I will never know, guess, understand.  When I was little, this used to frighten me.  I so much wanted to be full, to be done, to be perfect. And the mind-boggling tide of what could never be named, categorized, or known, goaded me into a race I could  neither win nor finish.

Eventually, a wave in that tide slammed me into the sand and knocked the wind, or perhaps the pride, right out of me. I will never be full, or done, or perfect. I can never master the tide. (Canute, anyone?) But I can hold it in awe.  And perhaps, I can even learn how to surf it.

Annemarie

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2 Responses to Tide Tables

  1. Christian says:

    Well said. Ride the wave.

  2. Marty says:

    Annemarie..If it’s tides that you desire, I have a deal for you.

    Marty

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