Monday, January 3, 2011

Be Yourself, Don't Go With the Flow...

I don't want to tumble down the stream bed of life, rushing to the reward of being accepted into a big ocean just like everyone else. That option may be the easier, smoother path. One without bumps and bruises, but a long boring glide into a vast reservoir of many other identical drops of water that have chosen the same path.

If I were water, I'd want to be the snowball, formed by a child enjoying his first snowfall. Or the rain fueling crops in a field. The precipitation held high above the earth in a cloud or the water coming from a spring. Different, purposeful, non-conforming. Not going with the flow, but rather impacting the flow...

1 comment:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your metaphorical post embraced the challenge of being yourself -- so important for mental survival. Very lovely piece. -- barbaraheallym