Over time, I’ve had some interesting challenges converting the use of one object to another purpose. For example, right now I’m attempting to convert tension pole shower caddies (because they are the only inexpensive tension poles I could find anywhere) into fixtures between which I can attach a drapery pole and hang drapes to form a kind of partial room divider. If it works, it’s the perfect solution for my loft space.
As much fun and frustration I have with that kind of “conversion,” I have even more anger and annoyance at the kind of “conversion” that some major religions insist on making their major mission.
I think of this because I saw a car today with a bumper sticker similar to the one below — two car magnet versions of which I just sent for from www.stampandshout.com:
— which fit right in with what my ol’s blog pal Jeneane Sessum has been posting about re cults and such.
Coexist rather than try to convert. Now, there’s a thought.
I’m going to put one of those car magnets on my car. The other on my front door.
three who haven’t lived together in almost 50 years have become even more unalike than they were a half-century ago. one mind lives as though it were five decades ago. the other two, while sibling-similar in being set in their ways, have ways that are set in very different personal realities.
conversion is not an option.
compromise is exhausting.
coexistence is a tough — but necessary — lesson to learn — Little Picture and Big Picture. otherwise it’s constant war.