Thursday, January 13, 2011

Note to Self - Evolution and Revolution

Recently I picked up an "idea" notebook. I have a ton of these things. There's always one with me when I'm driving, always at any desk, almost always in my purse. When I'm listening to a podcast or reading or just thinking and something occurs to me I jot it down in case I want to revisit that thought.

Truth be told, I rarely even read them, much less do anything more with them. But, once I write down the thought I know it's there if I want to go back to it. For some reason that's comforting to me.

Yesterday I ran across this one that seems quite profound, and I do remember revisiting some of this thought, but I have never done anything more with it.

It's dated, as most things are, and then some writing on the page. From the look of the handwriting I'm guessing I was in a car - it's pretty messy - or I could have just been writing really fast.

"August 5, 2009
I believe in evolution - I believe in revolution. Rarely is revolution sought - it simply arrives. Unannounced. Unbidden."

I faintly remember writing this. I don't recall the train of thought, but I'm glad I made this note. It's an interesting little peek into my brain. Yes, it's still surprising for me sometimes, too.


Judith said...

Many things in life "simply arrive."
Unannounced, unbidden, and sometimes unwanted.

Patsy Terrell said...

Indeed. Fortunately, sometimes wonderful things arrive, too.

Judith said...

Yep! One of those wonderful unbiddens was you in my life.

Patsy Terrell said...

I feel the same about you... we must get together soon!