Saturday, January 13, 2007


"Wendy, don't be so arrogant!"  She had my attention.  I can still feel the way my jaw dropped and my head snapped back.

Joann and I had been having lunch in the lodge, and I was going on about how hopeless I felt about my work.  She saw my moaning for what it was - a self-involved and self-important inward spiral - a path to nowhere.

"Wendy, don't be so arrogant!"  Those five words jarred me into awareness and helped me to start reordering my life.

Joann's caring had an edge to it, and I am grateful that she cared enough to go to that edge - to say the things that I didn't know or didn't want to know. 

Wendy Stalker


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