“Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett

 

Last summer my partner and I went on a cruise that ended in Venice, Italy. Venice, with its mazes, canals and catacombs and sense of history quickly became one of my favourite places in the world. While there we went with friends on a search for a restaurant that was recommended to us by the concierge of the hotel we were staying at. We wandered for a good hour and a half passing restaurant after restaurant in search of the correct one. After a while one of my friends complained that we were going in circles and I said “No, actually we’re going in spirals. Each time we come back we know another way not to go.”
Quite often in life it seems like we are spinning our wheels, putting forth great effort without getting anywhere. In reality, anything we do good, bad or otherwise has the opportunity to teach us if we are willing to learn. I have put a great effort in my life in learning what roads do not work for me and each unintended turn gives me more knowledge of what works for me. Some parts of my life might not be as fun to explore even getting it wrong as Venice was yet it’s much better than never turning at all.
Blessings, G

 

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The Shattered TowerThe Shattered Tower by G A Rosenberg

 

RenewalRenewal by G A Rosenberg