#DigiLit Sunday: Curves

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Today, Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche proposed changing perspective and thinking about “Curves” as they occur in nature and that the curves of roses can even remind us of our communities of friends, co-workers and co-writers in her post here.

And then Tara wrote this post titled, “Digilit Sunday:  Curving towards social justice through song” and I was really stuck in thinking about how “curves” applies to my life.

And then an old quote came to mind:

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” Archimedes

But should you live your life in a straight line?

““Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of thejourney. They rush straight to their target and then die in thevery moment of their triumph without having thought, loved,suffered or enjoyed themselves.” Rene Crevel

Do you know this book?

The-Straight-Line-Wonder

It’s a favorite of mine that unfortunately is sitting on an office shelf.  but here’s why it fits in this post.

“To jump in humps” . . .

“Twirl in whirls” . . . 

“Creep in heaps” . . .

“Point his joints” . . . 

Just as the world needs all kinds of people, it also needs more than straight lines.

” It’s about being able to be different without being punished for it. Has the world changed since then? I doubt it, sadly. We are still made uncomfortable by those who refuse to live within our prescribed ‘straight’ lines.” Mem Fox

When must one’s life deal with “curves”?

When must one stand for personal beliefs?

When must one deviate from the straight line?

One response

  1. If we deviate from the straight lines, we can find our center, our passions, and then start on the path again. Thanks for starting my morning off with a thoughtful post.

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