Comfort in Curves

“There is something particularly special and personal about the circle and how its curves comfortably rule every aspect of our lives.” ~ Kat Kahr, Parallelism of Cyclicality

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are” ~  C. S. Lewis

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” ~ May Sarton

“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it” ~ Pierre tielhard de chardin

“A circle may be small, yet it may be as mathematically beautiful and perfect as a large one.” ~ Isaac d’israeli

“The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love doesn’t make the world go round; love makes the ride worthwhile” ~ Franklin P Jones

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein


We all wish our life paths were straight and determined. We line up our goals with columned bullet points. We want to go from point A to point B. Our “to do” list starts with lofty lines of great intention.

But as the days unfold, the unpredictable nature of our mix with humanity (and their own to-do’s) turns ours into scatters of meanderings, which whirlpool into our circular desk trash cans that ever ache for more.

And then there’s the more serious derailings that intersect those straight lines and shake us to the depths of our core. No wonder they are called “curveballs”.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. As these photos show, curves are a way of life – not straight lines. There’s more curves in life than straight lines. Look at how they rule nature And nature gives in and makes a thing of beauty.

Funny thing is, we create the lines. Buildings, bridges, and roads. We crave the efficiency of these. We resist the curves. Buildings with curves even unsettle us.

So rather than resist the curves of life, why not envelope yourself in them? When you make your lists, build in the curves. And rather than see them as disruption, view them as a comfort that softens your life. Receive them. As nature gives in, so should we.

Peace, Alexandria

Previous Post
Leave a comment

4 Comments

  1. Good idea. Great words and images..the kitty look happy with the Doggy friend.

    Reply
  2. What a beautiful reflection! I will be on the lookout for the comfort to be found in curves. Thank you for this!

    Reply
  3. Loved your thoughtful post this week Alexandria, especially as we enter yet another year that most surely will throw us a few curveballs our way! Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

    Reply
  4. Mary Beth Lagerborg

     /  January 9, 2022

    Good food for thought, Kathy!

    >

    Reply

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: