Sunday, December 21, 2008


". . . and I feel like my world is changing. Again. And there's nothing subtle about it. Everything has shifted, like when a symphony suddenly modulates to a different key. And I wonder how many times the world can change in one week. I'm beginning to think that it's a large number" (Clements, 2006, p. 92).

There is no question that the harmonies of my life and the tectonic plates of my world have shifted. However, in my case, the chords haven't yet resolved, resulting in an internal dissonance that leaves me feeling just as unsettled as an audience.


Clements, Andrew. (2006). Things hoped for. NY: Philomel Books.


jenn said...

i hope you're hearing beautiful harmony soon. anything i can help with (from long distance)?

Cherice said...

I think I just need to learn to listen for it. I am a person who talks to process. Unfortunately, at the time when I most need to process things, I'm far away from the colleagues and friends who would be most willing to listen and offer helpful perspective. So, all of that to say I might give you a call as I really need someone with whom I can talk about the concepts in my dissertation so I can untangle them in my head and get it OFF my plate.

jenn said...

Sure, I'd love to hear from you! Don't know how helpful I could be except that I don't know much about the details of your dissertation and could maybe provide some objectivity.

jenn said...

....and, I'd be really interested to hear what you've spent so much of your life thinking about, reading about, researching, and writing about.