I was watching "You've Got Mail" over the weekend, and near the end, Joe Fox gives Kathleen a "what if ... " scenario about them meeting, how if he didn't force her business to close, if they were just two normal people, how he'd get her number, phone her up for a date.... and ends the speech with a sad, yearning "If only ...."
We all have "if only" moments in our lives.
"If only" I had taken a risk on a business deal.
"If only" I had taken that job someone offered.
"If only" I had asked that person on a date.
"If only" I had the courage to .... (fill in your own blank)
But would things be different if we'd gone with the
"if only" scenario? Would they be better?
or could things be worse?
Those are questions we'll never know the answer to.
I pondered my own "if only's" ......
and it didn't change a thing.
The best thing it seems is to stop letting fear win,
and trying things that are new, different, appealing,
and leaving the "if only's" in the dust.
(in the busy-ness of this week, I found I'd started
this post.... and left it sitting.... *sigh* some days
are like that ..... )
in the strange way that life
has, even though i have been
so tired and wrung out from
the 12 day work week,
(yes, special circumstances)
i was inspired to work on
some pix .....
because one needs balance,
feeding the creative side
leaves me with a better attitude!
introspection and inspiration go hand in hand....
its always good to look back, to look things over,
to ponder the when, where, and why's of life.
But in the long run, we all need to get back on
track and move forward. And even though i
post these thoughts for myself, i have found in
the past that it can often relate to someone else ....
maybe you need a bit of inspiration today
--- i hope you find it!
Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand. Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy. ”
If you're like me, you read those words, and the tune immediately comes to mind. (Did you sing along as you read them? I bet you did!) The 70s were great years to grow up in. We had terrific tunes like this one from The Eagles, coming in the aftermath of the 60s, the Viet Nam war, and all the confusions which were a part of that era. I think the ovreall goal in the 70s was to forget those times, to find a "happier place" ..... to take it easy. That's what I did for a day ... take it easy. Hopefully, you find time to take it easy as well.
Eight days go by without picking up
my camera. i'm finding it difficult to
tap into my creative side again -
which is typical when other parts of
life force me to be completely absorbed
with little time to think or feel things.
In order to maintain the balance
i'm striving for in this new year,
i forced myself to pick it up today.
Lucky you gets to see the results. :)
this year my focus is on balance - for me, personally,
i find that i tend to fully immerse myself in one thing
or another, and the rest becomes unbalanced.
Which isn't a bad thing if you're immersed in something
that's worthwhile, and not such a good thing if your
focus becomes on your job, or a bad habit,
and the rest of life sits by the wayside.....
Next to love,
the most important thing.
i pondered posting this at all as its not aesthetically a
pleasing photo, but its more to the truth, my own
reality. To be honest, though, a year ago i couldn't
balance on one foot to save my life... thank goodness
for good trainers and old fashioned hard work.
May you always find balance in your life --
i know i'll be working on that in mine.... Happy 2014!