Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Promise of a New Day

Rivers and roads lead people on.
—Georgia O’keeffe—

Life is flowing and continuous; it is full of crossroads, tributaries, and sudden bends. To live is to travel, and negative spaces attract us. We want to follow the river or the road to find what lies around the next bend, over the next rise. The mere fact that they exist seems to tell us that we should follow them. No one has ever lived our lives before us.

This moment we are in a space and time that have never been traveled. Many past events prepare us for this moment, and we may often feel as though we were following a track that has been laid out for us; but at other times we feel as though we were strapped to the nose of a rocket, plunging through space where no one has ever been.
Then, at times (and we wish they were less rare), we become one with our path, immersed in our lives unquestioningly. This is the condition we prefer; When the river that leads us through life simply flows. I will endeavor to accept my life; It is taking me where I need to go.