Thursday, March 08, 2012

Blog Guelph: The Breaking Point

breaking these chains by Lillybet Magdalena

There are all kinds of breaks in life. Some of them are good, some of them are not. Some offer sanctuary or retreat. Others show only shattered pieces, divided territories.

Things can break accidentally. Or they can be planned break-ups.

We can break things because we’re angry. We can break them because we’re inattentive. We can break them because we need a change. We can break hearts just as well as we can break glasses. We can break from tradition just as easily as we can take a break from each other.

People all the time reach some kind of breaking point.

A break-up, break down, break away, break forth, break open, break time.

Breaking can be good. Separating ourselves from the mainstream of our lives is vital to our capacity for change. For understanding ourselves and others.

We have to know how to break to know how to build.

So, as we get ready for the annual March break next week, I hope the occasion presents many positive opportunities for trying something new. For separating ourselves from the main.

To reach our breaking point knowing it’s our building point.

~ Aidan M.D. Ware


Some great activities to check out in GUELPH can be found on the fabulous SNAP GUELPH site.

Also, the Guelph Cultural Arts Festival launches on March 10 with a range of activities and discussions. 

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