Parenting is hard work. I am exhausted. My children are 20. I would have thought I would be less tired by now. The good news is I do believe we are almost out of the tunnel. At least I am cautiously optimistic.
Not to sound overly dramatic but, I feel I have been wading through the thick muck and mire for so long that I have forgotten some basic precepts on how to communicate when there is no crisis. Or no impending crisis or post crisis. Our worry was our common denominator of late - so now that we are less worried and we have the time and the freedom to focus on other things - we find the gap very wide.
Simone Weil says, "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." I have been feeling
slightly convicted by that quote since I read it yesterday morning. It comes on the heels of a long and uneasy conversation.on Paying attention to the other is paramount. No distractions. Make the effort. Do the work.