Good Morning, God!
I was chatting with a friend who was telling me about going into a doctor’s office and seeing a group of men sitting there. What struck her was how “alone” they were. Each one was avoiding eye contact and sitting as if with “an invisible wall” around him.
Both my friend and I thought this was strange so I shared it with Kit and he said, “Of course they were!”
Of course, God? They were in a stressful situation and they were ISOLATING themselves? No WONDER women live longer than men! A study — by women scientists — came out a few years ago that said that women under stress — mostly — come together and chat.
Can it be, God, that men are especially fond of building Walls? I think of how men seem to think it is WEAK to TALK to “enemies.” Building a Wall of Silence and Disrespect is going to help us? HOW EXACTLY?
But, I digress, God. My friend’s experience did get me thinking about WALLS. Hadrian’s Wall across the North of England was created to keep raiding tribes OUT of Romanized Britain. Walls often seem intended to keep “Danger” Out.
What about our Inner Walls, God? Walls we build with Rocks of Resentment and Regret? Ah, God, I wonder how many of our resentments would turn out to be misunderstandings? Mistakes that could be explained — IF WE ASKED — IF WE WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO INQUIRE.
Since there IS no NON-COMMUNICATION there are endless opportunities for misunderstanding. Maybe, God, we women could take it upon ourselves to talk together. To take Rocks and Turn them into Roads?