I get quotes stuck in my head the way some people get songs stuck in theirs. This morning it was from Lewis Carroll:
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
As I got ready for my day, it occurred to me that I should adopt this practice somehow. After all, weren’t there moments when I found that I was already living things I used to believe were impossible? And don’t we live in a world where, just at the moment, we are daily challenged with at least the ridiculous, if not the impossible?
So, on Wednesday, June 7, here are six impossible things I believed before breakfast:
- Pouring hot water over bitter, ground-up beans creates a beverage capable of altering a morning.
- The same sun shining in my eyes at 6am just drew a bright, warm line all around this entire planet since 6am yesterday morning.
- There are people chatting and laughing outside my building right now who, in the world of 50 years ago, would be dead. (There is a dialysis center next to my building.)
- The entity I know only as a collection of medications and diagnoses will transform into a complex and wonderful human being the moment she arrives for her 9am appointment.
- My life, and what I choose to do with it, makes a difference in a wider world than I can comprehend.
- So does yours.
Believing takes effort and practice. This was not an easy list to create (especially before #1 happened.) I am looking forward to the six impossible things that will be waiting for me tomorrow.