|maybe better watching|
We have to meditate in order to put up with each other getting older! We have to ask one another to repeat what has just been said, we have to try remembering the thing that the other one has forgotten and today, found that getting dressed and undressed at the beach in a bit of a wind, requires a great deal of assistance! The towel falls off easily, the socks won’t go on, the shirt sticks from the salt when he is trying to pull it over his head and we are both liable to fall over if we have to stand on one leg. As well as this we may well fall over with laughter and say to one another how lucky it is that we are both upright and that there is hardly anyone else on the beach to see should the towel fall off.
We watch out 44 year old child as he boldly strikes out through the waves having changed in a flash without any help at all and there I am remembering years of helping children pull on trunks and then pants and find shoes and other bits and pieces. We remember that we thought we would always be able to do all this and to carry small children from the beach when they couldn’t stagger home. Well having watched today’s performance I’m not sure that they won’t be carrying us back when we stagger back. It is one of life’s great jokes and so much better if you can find things which are funny.
|Always something to laugh at at the beach|
This post was originally posted on the You can meditate too blog.