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Who do you trust?

I'm meeting a friend tomorrow, and she just sent this review of her daughter's latest play
http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=501
It's a good review. I know Charlotte has had a struggle with some issues so this must be a huge boost for her. Her mother is a darling and I'm looking forward to catching up with her. We taught together at the beginning of last year but our Principal drove her away, and I missed her for the rest of the year.

Today Christy and Asher went to X-Air
http://www.xair.co.nz/page/x_39.php so they were gone by the time I returned from Mass.
Two people dropped off old tents we might be able to use for the fair. And I did a huge supermarket shop so there is food galore for school lunches this week. I have a book on school lunches, with lots of suggestions, but the children tend to reject most of those! And I can't complain, I couldn't bear school lunches and hardly ate a thing at school. I've bought all sorts of things to help us fill those damn lunchboxes ;) even little bags of scroggin! Is that an international word or just a Kiwi thing?

We had a good sermon today all about trust, the theme of the Mass on this sixth sunday in ordinary time. I sniffled, feeling an intense wave of loneliness. I had to admit to myself that I don't trust anyone much, except maybe my own husband and children, but I do try hard to trust friends who are so good to me. I used to be so naive and trusting and open, and I thought if people were nice to me then they wanted to be my friend. I've learnt so much since I started to use the net - is it a more definitive lesson because it's all there in black and white and you can't run away from it?
I think it's not good to be so wary of people. Still, as JCjnr said, if you've lost trust, then it's harder to get it going again, but he says that it's worth the effort. I'm not so sure, I think I've become quite cynical. Then again, some of my friends are just so freaking wonderful... how could I not want to take you into my heart? Maybe I learnt nothing from the past but how to keep on trying to be trusting and open, because that's honest, and that's important!

And Huff IS on tonight!
And a boy just invited Christy to the movies by text! OMG! He's a native German speaker and she'd been texting him in German for practise! Hee! A date??!

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microjotz
Feb. 11th, 2007 09:19 am (UTC)
A date! woohooo....funny to ask by text...that modern thing! In my day it was blushing girl meeting stammering boy and after several abortive sentence starts it was arranged LOL
natesmountain
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, texts are just about the norm here now! Everyone texts here, it's really cheap. For $10 you can send something like 2000 texts a month.

And no blushing and stammering is witnessed *g*
moth1
Feb. 11th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Hope she enjoys her date!

My first date was at about that age. We were on holiday - my father was acting as 'locum' for another vicar and a boy in the parish took me to see Mario Lanza in The Great Caruso. I can't remember his name but I remember the film! I also remember that my father drove us to the cinema and picked us up!!

I think it's probably safer to trust less rather than more. Then when you do trust it really means something, maybe. I haven't (so far) been let down online, though people tend to drift away in much the same fashion that some of them drift towards me - shared interests, I think. But in real life I've been 'bitten' often enough to be very wary. So have other members of my family. I do have some friends who have my absolute trust - they are very special to me.
natesmountain
Feb. 11th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Heh, it isn't the date she would have wanted LOL!

And I used to love Mario Lanza *g*

-I think it's probably safer to trust less rather than more. Then when you do trust it really means something, maybe.
Yeah, I guess so. But then you fall harder when you realise it's over. You're right about the drifting, net friends do come and go, and I guess other friends do as well, of course. It's just human. We change or grow or even fight, I guess.

moth1
Feb. 12th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
At that age I think I though a date was a date was a date....

We can opt out of the fighting bit! But of course we change and grow. The people who change and grow with us are particularly valuable!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
- But of course we change and grow. The people who change and grow with us are particularly valuable!
That's a good point. Our journey is that much warmer with companions who are prepared to take the next step alongside us.
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 11th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Trust is such a hard thing. It's especially tough after you've been disillusioned by people you used to trust so much.

scroggin!
Never heard of it!

And I'm interested to hear more about this movie situation!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Scroggin is munchy, long-lasting food you eat on a tramp. It used to be just bags of nuts and seeds and dried fruits. Nowadays there are bars made of those things, and this particular one comes in rugged little crunch balls. Nice when you're working or concentrating.

-And I'm interested to hear more about this movie situation!
Heh, I'll keep you posted. Who knows, I might be coming to you for advice *g*

-Trust is such a hard thing. It's especially tough after you've been disillusioned by people you used to trust so much.
I guess. My friend who visited me here today said there's a bit in the Bible where it says Jesus loved his friends but only trusted in God.
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Heh, I'll keep you posted. Who knows, I might be coming to you for advice
Don't know if I'll be much good, but feel free to ask!

My friend who visited me here today said there's a bit in the Bible where it says Jesus loved his friends but only trusted in God
Might be a good way to go.
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
-but only trusted in God
Might be a good way to go

And I don't think it would in any way mean cutting yourself off from your friends and from loving them, but maybe that's all you do, love them. Not rely on them, trust them, live in their pockets or emulate them, ...well, except you need to do all those things a little bit, cos that's loving them, huh! OMG! *snort* Glad I'm not a preacher!
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