Tuesday, January 03, 2006

oh, elusive balance!

No sooner do I resolve for balance in my life do things falter. While visiting Montreal for the New Year's, Robert's father loses his balance and falls, cracking his rib. The Canadian health care system causes us to wait 6 hours in the emergency room which in turns throws his strict Diabetes and Parkinson medication schedule off kilter. An overworked mother and an emotional Italian grandmother add to Robert's already strained emotional psyche and the landscape seems to shake with instability.

Ah, to balance the ingrained reaction of hiding until the storm is over and the neccessary responsibility to be a part of the emotional roller coaster. Finding the balance to be sensitive enough to support yet tough enough to be take the emotional punching. My non-confrontational self has yet to be find the perfect equilibrium. Perhaps next year.


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