I am contemplating writing an essay about all the changes in my life and how I’ve learned to adjust to them.
I realize that with every life change, I have to recognize it, experience it, and learn from it. I find that sometimes I need to shift my thinking about someone or something according to any lessons I’ve learned, so I am going to use the analogy of the earth’s shifting Plates.
I remember a tiny bit from Middle School Science class, and know that when the earth’s plates shift, they can cause earthquakes and volcanic activity, but that’s about all the data that this old gal’s science chip has stored on it.
So I Google “shifting earth plates” and click on a link and begin to read. I read the page several times searching for the right words and the scientific connection between the earth’s shifting plates and my shifting life. I read it again.
Gosh, I thought it was a pretty simple concept, but this stuff is kind of . . . technical.
Impatient and frustrated, I conclude that my brain just isn’t able to absorb this. Maybe I don’t even HAVE a science chip!
I am just about to exit the page when I see this small disclaimer, printed in a pretty little blue box:
“Our subscribers’ grade-level estimate for this page: 5th -6th”
Are you kidding me? I am SO screwed! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Tell me . . . “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”