Saturday, June 23, 2007

Around the Curve

When I was younger, I used to dream and wonder about what might be, what could be, what even should be. In those very past, long, long ago days, I didn't know, didn't think about the idea of intentionality.

In the thoughts of a child, I suspect I still believed that life happened to me.

Imagine. I could imagine easily things that defied time and space. Imagining things that could be come reality was a skill that had never been put before me. Once in a while I might picture myself in a place or a role, but that was a possibility . . . if the rest worked out a certain way.

Life was a board game.

In the board games that I played the direction was one way. The goal was most often singulat. Finding a new path wasn't required or executable. It was go around and around, hoping that good things happened as I did.

It turned out that the world offers so much more. Dreams wait for me to dream them. Ideas await my mind to find them. Literal and figurative mountains stand where I might go to climb them. It depends on me. It depends on me understanding that I am.

I am.

I am my life.

Around the next corner, with the next sunrise, inside the next breath is my next choice, is my next vision. I can be whomever I am willing to invest my life in. Up the path, down the road, across the field is an opportunity, not a place I must go. I'll miss one to take one. If I know, then I know what I am doing.

I am my life.

It's not a hard thought to take on. It walking past that bend to see what awaits around the corner can only help me hone my direction.

I am my life. I'll walk toward the light, because I can.
--me strauss Letting me be

16 comments:

Dr.John said...

Yet it is possible that life is just a board game and you have messed with the rules.

goodfornowt said...

Most things happen by chance.

Karin H. said...

It seems to me that life has become a springboard to launch off from, away from the board-game.
(And if that means messing with the rules of the board game, so be it, loads more fun ;-))

Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

ME Strauss said...

Yes, Dr. John,
We may have messed with the rules but my board game would never go in circles and circle. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi good for nowt,
I think I make the luck that happens to me by the things I do, by the way I act.

ME Strauss said...

Hi karin!
I'm with you. I think we're capable of making our own joyful and fair rules that show we know how to make use of our life. :)

Monster Mom said...

life is a journey with many roads ahead...
There are short cuts...and long ones... pick!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Monster Mom,
Life has so much to offer. The roads are plenty. Someitmes the choices are too delicious. The long road and short road are both my road some days. I close my eyes and let my feet direct me. :)

dsnake1 said...

Liz,
I like the way you repeat the words "I am my life". It's very positive. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dsnake,
I've been away from this one for a day or two and I hear what you're saying. It feels better even now than it did when I wrote it. :)

botheyesgreen said...

Intriguing.. though sometimes you may wonder if the road you're following is one-person only, or if it can match the roads of others

ME Strauss said...

Hi Both Eyes,
What about if we have been down this road before? :)

SaffronSaris said...

Hiya STRAUSS, SaffronSaris turns 2 tomorrow, you're cordially invited over for cakes :)

ps, you commented on my blog before, thanks :)

ME Strauss said...

Hiya!
Thanks or the invite!

botheyesgreen said...

@Liz~
Sure~ we have may have been down this road before. Like there are people you meet for the first time, and yet it seems you've known them for ever.

ME Strauss said...

Funny, Botheyes,
When I read your comment I thought you might be one of them. :)