Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More thoughts....

"whenever one door closes I hope one more will open" - Lee Ann Womak "I hope you Dance"

There is a fable about an animal holding something it wants in its jaws and sees its reflection in the water. It decides it wants to have what its reflection is holding too, so it grabs for it without putting down what it already had first. It loses what it had and ends up with nothing.

Monty said THIS several months ago:
"It's hard to try. It's hard, knowing that I will fail sometimes. It's hard, knowing that I have to take that first step even though I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff. That's why I am fearless. Because I'll take the step. "

Too often we lose opportunities because we are too afraid to let go, to take that step off the cliff and let the wind burst into our wings to take flight. We try to keep one foot on the ground, in the past, and we can never take flight into the future. Our dreams are ground into the dust under our feet.

I saw the movie Serendipity this past weekend. Hmmmmm. There are a lot of ways that you can look at that movie. Is it a fortunate accident anymore when you can't get someone out of your head and you spend all of your time looking for them? Is it fortunate that you lead other people on into deeply committed relationships knowing that you really want someone else the whole time? In the movie it kind of worked out for the two main characters, but it wasn't very serendipitous for the people that had sacrificed themselves for these two people, only to have it all wasted. Either let go of the past and move on, or don't pretend to commit to someone or something else and flake out. But it was wistful in a way. Why can't relationships in the real world have benevolent signs showing us the way? Rascal Flats wrote "God bless the broken road that led me straight to you." Emphasis on BROKEN. Broken people, broken hearts, broken relationships...that is to say, a lot pain from falling down. In the end, if along the journey you find that partner that will stay with you, hold each other when you need it, help each other walk when you cannot, tends each other's wounds, providing that infusing healing touch to each other, shares the magnificent views of triumphs and absolute joy along the way, then the scrapes, bruises, and pain will not even be a bad memory. Those other people become like the stars at night and your partner like the sun, at dawn the sky lightens and turns to blue, the others fade away and all that you see is the sun. The others are still there, but no one compares or outshines the one you have chosen, and who has chosen you.


  1. How come you can say what I'm thinking, and say it better?
    Excellent, as always, and a pleasure to read.

  2. Monty,
    I get a lot of inspiration from you! Seeing as how I quote you and all! :-)


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