Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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Too many not-so-new beginnings

So many changes are going on at work these days that I feel like my head is spinning. Changes in staff, changes in my responsibilities, changes in teams, changes in management, changes in process, equipment, etc. No wonder I feel dizzy. And sad. And stressed/confused/etc. I'm trying to keep my head down until the dust settles; but in the meantime, I'm already working to field the new projects coming my way. I feel like my position is going to be re-established this coming year. I wonder what it's going to look like by the time next spring rolls around. (In a way, it makes me especially sad because I came back to a rural area to find stability; and yet, things are as busy changing as they were in the city.)

This week, I've revisited Shiväisith grammar, Vulcan calligraphy script, and cuneiform development. There's structure and beauty in these.

Also been listening to the birds while I walk to lunch. I'm getting more familiar with their calls and behavior, which means that I've been able to recognize them without needing to see them and reference a bird guide. In a way, it feels like a new world has opened around me. Instead of just operating in the realm of men, greeting and observing people, watching out for cars when I cross the street; now I can also observe the cooperating crow families, tune into the meandering song of the house finch, and know which creature is squawking at me because I'm imposing on their territory. It's as if the bird dimension has converged on the human dimension and I can walk through both simultaneously. Of course, they were there all along, but I didn't have ears to hear them. It took a couple seasons to learn to hear them. Can't wait till they stop running away from me (Isaiah 11:1-10).

Resurrection Day is coming. Jesus talked about it and the coming resurrection - Luke 17:22-37:

"The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, 'Look here!' or 'Look there!' Do not go after them or follow them. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

"In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left."

And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?"

So He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

Tags: birds, conlangs, dread, isaiah, language, luke, music, resurrection, shivaisith, stress, work

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