Our GPS tells us it is “recalculating” when we are not following its directions. It quickly offers us a different option or directs us back to what it considers the right one.
Of late, Peter and I are doing some recalculating, and it’s much harder when it’s about our lives. For example, although Peter has done a great job of staving off the worst symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through sheer determination and rigorous exercise, he doesn’t have the balance or energy to do all the things we used to do. Of course, he is also eighty-two.
The other night when we talked about a possible trip to New York City and I rattled off the long list of things I would like to do, he thought it might be too much for him.
Some changes take time to process. We are recalculating.