Here is her first post on “a life interrupted”:
If we think of the unexpected as an interruption, then our attitude will be to get rid of it as fast as we can—so that we can get on with our “real” or “ordinary” life. This might work if the unexpected is a dead car battery or a phone call we don’t really have time for. We jump the battery and tell the caller that “now really isn’t a good time.” Interruption handled!
But most interruptions are not so easily dispatched. A friend is in trouble and needs companionship for more than a few minutes. The tests come back from the doctor, and suddenly you or someone you love is on an altogether new and frightening path. A job is lost or changed. A tornado rips off the roof or a room. Or you wake up one day and must face the fatigue that has been dogging you for weeks. You know that it’s time to get off the fast track and be kind to yourself. And that won’t happen in an afternoon or a long weekend.
Interruptions are life. The unexpected is simply the life you have but don’t yet know about.
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How do you handle life’s interruptions?