Some Events Turn Your World Upside-Down

This whimsical sculpture greeted me at the hospital entrance. I traveled across the continent to visit my Dad, and coordinate the changes in his care. It felt like driving this cab—I was supposed to be in control, but I wasn't.
What middot you gonna call on? 
Awareness—inner and outer.
Calm soul—stay afloat.
Trust—effort is mine, outcome is beyond me; do what I can, and pray too.
Patience—agitation doesn't help.
Order—maintain the routines that maintain my balance.
Compassion—many others feel this way too.
Respect and gratitude—for everyone who made it their job to help us.
[Originally posted to Facebook on March 27, 2022.

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