Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
cautious – discreet – wary – careful – circumspect
I’ve been in a bit of a pickle for the last month and haven’t been able to write about ‘it’. It doesn’t relate to my family or marriage–although they are impacted by ‘it’. It doesn’t pertain to breast cancer–although breast cancer gives me one more reason to tip-toe around ‘it’.
When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer and had an issue like this, I had the umbrella of the Peace Corps organization to step in when things got weird. When I taught in Chicago and had an issue like this, the union would get involved.
I so want to go off on a rant, but…
I won’t quarrel with my bread and butter.
Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation (c. 1738), Dialogue I.
This need to be careful has led to a writer’s block of sorts that is very frustrating. I’ve started a number of posts in the past month that threw caution to the wind, but I couldn’t finish them. As a result, I’ve been unable to post anything to my blog.
One has no protecting power save prudence.
Juvenal, Satires, X. 365. Also Satires, XIV. 315.
All I can think of when I go to write about this situation is Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush on an old Saturday Night Live episode telling me it “wouldn’t be prudent.”
So, while I’m working through my writer’s block, here is a fun video to watch of Dana Carvey/George H.W. Bush’s being ‘prudent’ around 3:30.