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?
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