Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. ~Kahlil Gibran
I love Kahlil Gibran, I found my way to him by way of a friend’s wedding, I was asked to read a passage and instead of the standard Letter from Paul to the Corinthians, the reading was from his book The Prophet. The funniest thing about doing that reading was that as I stood on the altar, reading this passage I felt a little breeze and came to the sudden realization that my fly was undone. I was momentarily mortified that here I was, having been given the honor of reading at my friend’s wedding and I was standing up there on display for all the world to see. I continued to read and finished, quickly making my way to my seat only to figure out that my suit jacket had effectively concealed my wardrobe malfunction. Later as I relayed this story to my friend the bride, I was happy to find out that no one detected either the wardrobe malfunction or my embarrassment, but everyone got a great laugh out of the story.
I chose the quote above for a purely selfish reason, this past week has been perplexing at best. It started with me being called an inhuman bastard, proceeded through a relatively sleepless week and unfortunately my brother did not get a job he was a finalist for. I’m incredibly proud of him for getting that close to a very good job but that isn’t much consolation for him at this point. So here is hoping the perplexing nature of this week is the beginning of a new learning experience and I wish you all a great weekend and I leave you a thought from Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ~Fyodor Dostoevsky