May 10, 2007
Pondering the Piggybank of Life's Days
Inspiration & Happiness... they are mysterious and elusive creatures.
They'll be there, hiding in the shadows... or just lounging around in the open. Only they're disguised as something so familiar that I can't recognize it for anything different.
Inspiration & Happiness both are like life-saver rings that are kept fixed on the railings of boats. As much as I'd like to take one off the rail and toss it out just anytime... they'll only allow themselves to be really useful in the middle of a real storm, with lightning and desperation and dark clouds and darkness.
Inspiration & Happiness are as fickle as butterflies that only land when they're ready to land. But it's a gift when they do.
Usually they're right there in the same room with me. Only I have to lean back in a corner where I usually never stand and look at things from a different place than I did before. Then maybe they might reveal themselves. And then it's so simple to just walk over and pick them up.
And so one more penny's worth of philosophical pondering clinks merrily into the piggy bank of life's days.