Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Gchat Lesson on Patience and Action

I wrote like three drafts of this blog post with all kinds of high-falutin' and mock epic ramp ups, but really I just want to say this: a friend of mine said a seriously beautiful and seemingly true thing today about how on earth we reconcile the need for patience and the need for action.* I feel like its truths will unfold.


5:10 PM David: patience is the essence of fine mexican food, sarah o [...]
that's what my favorite mexican restaurant in san diego has painted in large print on the wall
so i've decided to apply it to other aspects of my life
me: Wow.
5:12 PM Wow was too big a word for that moment, maybe.
Nevertheless, I am impressed.
Though how do you balance patience with taking control?
David: here's how i see it
me: say
5:13 PM David: i walk up to the register
and i spell out my order
tell them what i want
that's taking control
then i wait as they prepare it
knowing that it will be delicious
that's patience

I know. Seriously. A metaphor that is genius, elegant, and tasty.

Muchas muchas gracias, David Shoe.

*Or in scriptural words:

James 1:4: But let
patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

versus something like

D&C 58:29: But he that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned.

1 comment:

Abbie said...

could this blog be any more delicious? um... nope.