Surrender

Somewhere in my head there is a cheezy, yet appropriate, quote: “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” (Michael J. Fox). Bonus points if you can identify where/when/what character said this. Post to comments.

I had to walk a familiar line with some of my personal relationships last night. It’s uncomfortable, confusing, and frankly, something I don’t like having to do- if it gets to the point where the line is hard to walk, then I’ve already made some mistakes. I did what my gut told me was right, and what I believe was the appropriate, respectful, and honest thing to do. I feel like an asshole this morning, like I didn’t properly respect some other people’s feelings, but only because I surrendered my judgement of the situation to someone else.

On a lighter note, Wednesday night this week I dug out my mom’s 1950’s era sewing machine (that I used to know how to operate) for a quick sewing refresher. Getting all domestic is so satisfying…

At the MUD Sewing for Guys workshop. Life in Missoula is good.

One thought on “Surrender

  1. Sarah

    Actually the quote is from “Saving Milly: love, politics, and Parkinson’s Disease” written by Morton Kondracke. Michael J Fox wrote the foreward to it, & in it he says, “Milly has taught me that one’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” “Saving Milly” was also made into a television movie.

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