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"In My Garden"

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JD4010

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I had a bit of a breakdown at work today. I flashed onto the name of a daycare center near here. It's called "In My Garden". That sent me down into a spiral of despair and regret. When my daughter was little, probably 18 years ago, we made her a reading nook in the back yard. It was nestled in between some tall shrubbery, more or less hidden from view. We created a fairy ring/garden in the middle of it. She loved to sit in there, enjoying the refuge from "the real world". I loved to see her in there of course...knowing that she was insulated from the ugliness of this F'd up world.

There are billions of kids in this world. A majority of them are dying of disease, starvation, and neglect. Others are being blown to bits in wars over greed and power. All kids should have a place in a garden of their own. I wish my daughter didn't have to grow up in such a sick mess that we humans have created. I'm so damned sad just thinking about it, to the point of despair.

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I hear you.   😫 

I think about things like that and I totally get why people turn away from God.  I do.  Sometimes I"m not sure I have a coherent answer about why I haven't.

Sorry, don't know where that came from.

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Wow JD, this really struck me. Those unexpected moments of despair and regret can come from anywhere, and the bittersweet memories sting.

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5 hours ago, Tilted said:

Wow JD, this really struck me. Those unexpected moments of despair and regret can come from anywhere, and the bittersweet memories sting.

Yes, they do sting. This one is prevalent and often comes to the forefront of my mind. It's "good" in the sense that it reminds me how much I love my daughter. It might keep me from doing something stupid, if you know what I mean.

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