A Note to My Imperfect Brain

26 Mar

Dear Brain,

I am almost done grieving the losses

The loss of my keys, the loss of my words, the loss of where I fit in the world.

As peace sets in and I find a comfortable level to float

It really is time to honor, celebrate, and thank you for all I found.

Within your imperfections I learned to listen closely

And I found my voice, calling me to action.

Within the fog I walked into a deeper understanding of what is around me

And I found the focus I needed to see the beauty around me so much more clearly.

Within the confusion I learned to look for clues in the context

And I found the insight that comes with shifting my perspective.

Within the fear of doing it all wrong I heard the laughter

And I found the key to my survival.

Within the world of believing that no one could possibly understand I discovered a community

And I found my purpose.


With deep love and gratitude,




16 Responses to “A Note to My Imperfect Brain”

  1. Kim Jorgensen Gane March 28, 2016 at 5:38 am #

    Lovely, Ruth. xo

    • Ruth Curran March 28, 2016 at 6:26 am #

      Thank you lovely soul!

  2. Carol Cassara March 28, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    I really love this, Ruth. I was having that experience this morning, when I was doing something and forgot two seconds later. Laughter is everything. ooxx

    • Ruth Curran March 28, 2016 at 9:37 am #

      Laughter with friends is the absolute best!

  3. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski March 28, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    Beautifully written Ruth. Laughter is the best way to heal.

    • Ruth Curran March 28, 2016 at 9:30 am #

      Laughter, for me, is as essential as breathing :)! Thanks Rebecca for taking the time!

  4. Cheryl Nicholl March 28, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    I was just thinking this morning that I need to find the silver lining in everyday stuff. You’re certainly an inspiration. Thank you.

    • Ruth Curran March 28, 2016 at 9:32 am #

      The cool part of finding the silver lining is that more appear without even summoning their presence! (That was supposed to be a “royal” reference :)!)

  5. Tam Warner Minton March 28, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    Ruth, this is so beautiful. What an experience you have had.

  6. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs March 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Lovely lemonade made from those crappy lemons you were handed. So beautifully stated, Ruth. Truly poetic.

    Hugs, hugs, and more hugs to you and your beautiful brain. ♥

  7. Ellen Dolgen March 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    I love this note to your brain! Your “voice” is so beautiful and inspirational. Fear of failing is in most of us….you are so right…if we approach life with a sense of humor, open to finding new beginnings – we can rediscover the joys of life and fulfillment.

  8. Cathy Lawdanski March 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Love this. It’s all our attitude. In the midst of our perceived loss, we can always look for the good that is there and be grateful. Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Lois Alter Mark March 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    So beautiful, my friend. Always know that you have a solid community of people who love you – and it includes me! xo

    • Ruth Curran March 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

      I know it and feel it every single day!

  10. Leanne March 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    that was lovely – I like the idea of finding joy in the inevitable. Every time I forget something I start thinking Alzheimers is raising its ugly head. Now I’m going to try to find the good bits and forget about what might be coming later down the track!

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