Time is a circle round and round never ending, at times we stand our ground but moving forward forever future bound, listening then shifting attention this way and that to find the reason for a sound, finding nothing strolling along life’s journey and learning lessons found.
Life is a soccer field. We have goals to reach. There are ideas we kick around on our run toward our goal. Yes, sometimes we are thwarted by life working against us. We stumble and fall. But then we get back up, work our ideas in a new direction, maneuver around life or do a fake out if need be, then we run head long toward the goal. If someone is there to stop you, try again.
Strolling through life’s garden, shadows rain, seeking shelter as winds whip, danger hovers, droplets spit and spatter ‘cross my cheek, strength stings, then clouds thin their thick blankets, goodness yawns, a beam of sun glides a light revealing, warmth shines.
I give to you all that I have in life, may goodness ever be your brightness of light, an answer to the questions you ask, will never display as a veil or a mask, when you peer inside my soul, transparent and lucid will I behold, your eyes have given to me love that wills, a love so stabbing, my body it fills, with arms around me and keeping me snug, off my shoulders all harm I will shrug.
High winds blew all of the leaves off my backyard trees in one swoop night. They were blown bare, which leads me to my next observation. As they stand there, a statement is being made by them in their own way. “Winter is coming, and we’re ready to go the distance.” In the spring, of course, they come back to life and grow to their fullest once more.
As writers, sometimes life blows in and knocks us down in one swoop. Whether it’s family issues, living issues, medical issues, writer’s block, a review your not happy with, or your motivation just isn’t there. Know this: set backs are temporary. There will be a Spring of sorts coming your way, and you will flourish again. Don’t allow the winds of life to knock you down and keep you down. Spring back to life.