Today’s card, re-arrange, is about rearranging sequences in a story, or rearranging the story, starting, for example, at the end of the story instead of the beginning, but I am considering the rearrangement of my life, since I am not currently in the middle of a story or a novel.  When you begin your adult life, you plan out a sort of sequence of events; getting a job, getting married, having children, and for the most part, in my life, things have progressed this way.  But what happens when the raising of the children is complete?  They say we are left with an “empty nest,” but I prefer to think we are give a chance to jump off the diving board into a pool of opportunities.  Rearranging life goals in mid-life is an opportunity to rediscover the self, to take chances and risk the unknown.  After years of playing it safe, of constant devotion to others, it is time to look inward, to ask questions, to look ahead.

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  1. Nancy

    In rearranging when writing, this idea led me straight to one of my favorite books “The Outsiders”. I was so intrigued with the way S.E. Hinton started the story and at the close of the book brought it full circle and ended it with the same opening sentence. As a young teen, I read that sequence over and over, flipping from the front to the back of the small paperback book again and again. I read the book as a whole many times, never wanting it to end. What was it about the circular nature that so captured me? Was it the connection I made to the circular nature that is found in so many places in ones life? In life in general? Think of the mandala, think of the spiral, think of all of nature ever moving ’round…
    Sometimes even as we intend to rearrange, our life surprisingly travels full circle and we say A-Ha! This is how it is supposed to be!


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