the camel and the straw. . .

by mulberryshoots

Do you ever get antsy about the normal way your day goes? I saw this photo of an Egyptian camel that my daughter Caitlin took in my photo file and couldn’t resist putting it up. His expression was so sanguine–as though chewing straw or something tasty like that.

I’ve been feeling like that lately too. You know that saying about the straw that broke the camel’s back? Let’s just step back from that. Sometimes people get crispy and have meltdowns. Often, it has nothing to do with you or me. Just let it go and don’t take it personally. Their angst doesn’t belong to us and we don’t have to rush in and try to fix their problems either. There’s a lot of free-floating angst out there, it seems.

Meanwhile, this camel looked so contented that I thought it would be fun to shift the paradigm about camels and their backs being broken to one of retreat within ourselves and being still.