Out of charge.
It’s the Energizer Bunny retiring for the day.
No, it’s a charge card over the limit.
No, it’s me when really I want to be in charge.
The urge to take control was there the minute I hung up from talking to our daughter.
She was walking into the dentist’s office to have an infected wisdom tooth removed. I tried to share as much comfort as I could to calm her and to calm myself.
When the person in the car behind me honked, I realized I was holding up traffic at the green light.
It’s times like these these that act as reality checks for being “out of charge.”
At the light, I thought “One minute things can be fine, and the next, life can be turned upside down.”
Also I thought “How powerless I am over what happens around me, which makes time with loved ones both fragile and valuable.”
I surprised myself with all this reflection over a wisdom tooth. Wonder if that’s where it derived its name?
Ever have those moments when being “out of charge” really hits home?
WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – Sometimes it feels scary to recognize we’re “out of charge.” It’s also strangely comforting when I realize who is.