What is YOUR CQ?

This page is about YOU!  What is your Character Quest?  What forces have restrained you in your life and what are you doing to overcome them.  Readers who wish to post anonymously can email their submission to the address below.  We would love to hear from you, even if you don’t want your submission published.

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1 Response to What is YOUR CQ?

  1. Angie Bowers says:

    Someone once described me as water… That’s a fair description. I’d like to think I’m like a peaceful pond or a lazy river, nothing more than a gentle breeze or a slow current to ripple the surface. When pebbles fall or get thrown in the smooth surface is disturbed briefly but quickly returns to its former peaceful state. Now my loving husband might think more along the lines of an ocean shore with strong rip currents pulling beneath the surface that only those with a trained eye can see. Thankfully for him, he has learned most of the signs even though he gets caught off guard by an unexpected undertow from time to time. Since he began this project almost six months ago my water has flown under a lot of bridges. I began to do a lot of introspection and realized that my peaceful surface can have hidden dangers of its own. Water can be destructive. A peaceful river can create the Grand Canyon and gently falling snow can create glaciers that carve mountain ranges. While those may create beautiful scenes in nature others do not. A river without boundaries can flood and destroy communities. The oceans can become a weapon of mass destruction in a storm. I realized that my nature carries those traits as well. I can erode relationships and bonds with pressure or neglect. I can turn ice cold and cut like a knife. I can fall victim to my own created circumstances dragging others down with me because I haven’t given myself boundaries. My emotions can become a storm that can destroy anything in my path. My quest has been to be more conscious of these things. My poor loving husband is learning to read the currents again and hoping I settle soon. The way we are communicating with each other is improving, but it does cause conflict. Having two people making changes at the same time can create conflicts of their own but in the end I think we will both be people who understand each other and can have greater respect for one another. In the meantime my lazy river has some rapids and some kids are doing cannonballs into the gentle pond. I’m looking forward to the peace in the future but I’m enjoying the swell of the waves even as I feel the current grow beneath them.

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