RUN or HOP
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Did you ever see a rabbit that ran like a scared rabbit?
I don’t see that.
I see rabbits run all the time.
Sometimes because they fear danger, sometimes because you startle them, and sometimes because they hear, see, or smell a dog nearby. Rabbit movements are almost squirrel-like. They zig and zag – no time for slow hops. They act outwardly in an apparent irrational non-pattern; they are obviously experiencing a fight or flight response not much different than we do.
When we are scared, I think we are more likely to freeze – motionless, like the deer in the headlights, than we are likely to run or hop.
Facing fears is usually far less traumatic than we might imagine, and sometimes if we fear talking about the fear, than actually facing the fear head-on.
I am full of admiration for Ukrainians, with support from allies, who are rightfully afraid – surely they are, for their lives and control of their country; they are fighting, facing fear, and unwilling to accept defeat from a strong bully.
It will be interesting to watch this play out, to see what cards the Russians play.
The tide has been turning recently in favour of the Ukrainians, but will it last and be enough?
The dug-in stubborn Russian leadership seems unwavering, but the pressure is coming at them from all sides simultaneously.
It will be interesting to see if the bear continues to act like a stubborn, fearless bear or runs like a rabbit. Recent retreats by Russians, giving up captured territory, were heartening to hear, but one has to wonder if that’s a sustainable trend.
Morning Mark, Very astute observation. AND, consider how often the written word - on the page - is misinterpreted - miss-spoken. The vagaries of language and translation that rewinds that trite saying - "What I said is not what I meant". Power on!, JR, Calgary, AB