Some guys are astronauts, some other astronomers, right?
Someone who wants to be an astronaut, because of an accident or bad vision, has to give up, he’s sad, what’s the meaning of life, etc.
He must aim differently. Use what he learned to work in the boat industry. Become an engineer or a scientist, to help organize, calculate or help the guys in the rocket.
I read this phrase recently :
One does not do what they WANT to do, but what they CAN do.
Now think about how many times we have to do this in life…
It can be the simple “lower expectations”, but it’s often richer, or more complex.
We have the whys : why do we have to change our aim? Change? Interruption? Surprises? Betrayal? Death or dearth? Did you fail an exam? A breakup?
Then the hows : is it an instant modification based on instinct? Is it wanted or piloted by circumstances? Do you need help? What about the nature of the coming change? Is it about intensity, complexity, a change of nature?
Something, then, is bending.
In French, to say “to change your tune” or “to change tack”, we say : “Changer son fusil d’épaule” – something about Rifle Shoulder Switch.
What happens inside? Disillusion? Bitterness? New steam? Relief?
M. Yourcenar said something like :
There’s a relief in the deep of each powerlessness
You’re a conversationalist but your best friend disappeared in a love affair with a Belgian mountain climber? Blog the possible chats’ ideas!
You’re a painter but you lost both arms in a paintbrush accident? Teach your art to young people!
I put this again : What about the nature of the coming change? Is it about intensity, complexity, a change of nature?
Do you know examples?