Sunday, May 10, 2009
Etymology: perhaps akin to Middle English bleren to blear
1. fuzzy or unclear image: something that cannot be seen clearly, e.g. because it moves too quickly or because it is not distinctly remembered
Sometimes life is a blur. Schedules and events pack one’s day so that there is barely time for a pause. When that kind of busyness takes over, things can become fuzzy or unclear and the events of the day are not seen or remembered clearly. The flowers growing on the side of the road are missed. Boundaries are crossed. Relationships are sacrificed and taken for granted. Blogs are ignored.
Taking time to breathe deeply seems to prevent blurring.