• The Where: Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
• The Link: "Below are more hearts from Casti -- in the '5 C' logo. The Valentine's party was cute. I thought of you and wanted to drop a note to say hi. I just stopped by the blog and I'm so sorry that this is a particularly rough week with your bdays. I actually resonate strongly with a point I heard you making, which is that things can hum along fine and then suddenly you get hit by a wave/tide/whatever of sadness/grief/other-sense-of-loss. I actually find that to be very true of myself... Sometimes, I'm surprised I can function at all when I realize how many things around me catch me totally off guard and take my breath away. People serving in the military, to your post, the orphanage, etc. Some days I can totally handle these things like a 'normal person' (I assume?) and other days it's all way too much for me... I guess my brain can sometimes handle the sadness of life, but other times not. Thankfully, it seems to be wired to see the world as good, but punctuated with hard patches -- versus seeing it as hard punctuated with good patches. I am really sorry that your path right now is filled with so much hard -- I think of you daily and hope that there is a long, long good patch around the next bend in the road."
|Castilleja's 5 Cs: Conscience, Courtesy, Character, Courage, and Charity.|