Author: Jill

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Mistaken Identity

“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved — what then?” Carl Gustav Jung I really hate that I’m so fragile that I let other people’s bullshit bother me.  I like to think of myself as a conscientious person.  One who tries. Tries to be careful of the ways I walk in the world. Tries not to stomp on someone else to elevate myself....

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Remembrance

Sticks and swords and light sabers.  I’m overrun.  You’d think now that two of my boys are on their own and my youngest is 16 that it wouldn’t be an issue anymore.  Of course it was when three boys were in house.  Every time I picked up a new laundry basket, I’d get a tall one too, for weapons.  They have been sitting a few years, but moving out of the family home means finding a home for them.  I asked my son if he wanted to leave some for the family with kids that would be renting our house. He...

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Resolve the Paradox

“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.” ―C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections As an introvert, I  get characterized for being too much of a thinker and not enough of a doer.  Extroverts probably get judged for doing too much and not thinking enough.  (Not by me, my favorite extrovert is also one of my editors, but I will admit she does have the ability to...