15 December 2008

"Unbearable Lightness of Being"

"What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being." ~ Milan Kundera

This has to be my new mantra! I've started to reflect on this semester. Admittedly, I have been rather heavy; in how I have viewed my personal growth & "catching up", my actions w/ others, my pedagogy, school as a system, etc. I realize that the "burden," as Milan points out, can simultaneously, or in the end, intensify the benefit or fulfillment. *fingers crossed* I'm sure everyone reading this has undergone something that was quite difficult: grad school, heartbreak, the challenges of child rearing. I'm not saying I'm going through things That difficult. Though, in short, now I need to be on the flip side, to lighten up. As our holidays are approaching, this lighter mentality has started to seep inside of me, though I'm still feeling the weight. I'm sure some time away from AK will give me more perspective and increase my "lightness of being," though hopefully not as far as being unbearable. ^_^

... I'm not usually one to count down to breaks, but upon winter solstice I'll be in NC. Hip, hip, hooray!


Deanna said...

sign me up for lightness too!

Kyle Marvin said...

Try the irresistible lightness of drinking.

Deanna said...

I was just reading through some of your old posts... crazy I stumbled upon this one :)