Saturday, October 06, 2007

Future Fire

Bending, shaping, life is changing. Even sunrise is making the world look as if it's an alien place. I dance with direction. A wind steals my attention and tries to turn me another way.
Sorry, can't go.
It used to be . . . when we played Follow the Leader, I would let the other kids decide which way to go. Pick any destination I could get there. It wasn't the location. It was the way there. Great friends and great ideas were down every path, up every road. It was showing folks their way home.
I kind of missed them when it was over.
Now other kids who got where they were going on their own and have found they're a little bit lost, anyway. They want to play Follow the Leader like the olden days.
Except now, the sky in my future is on fire. This time we're going to have go where I decide.
And that wind is just gonna to have to blow.
--me strauss Letting me be

10 comments:

Ron Southern said...

Nice, though the sequence of the last 3 words seem to strike an awkward note.

easywriter said...

Everything changes doesn't it? Nothing and no one stands still, it's funny how you know in your bones it's your time to forge ahead. This is a lovely and thought provoking write.

ME Strauss said...

Thqnks, Ron,
That missing word at the end is now there. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy!
Forging ahead on my own path is unusual, in some ways, for me. Usually I only care about who's on the path alongside me, not really where the path is headed. Now I feel a change in that -- it's overdue I suppose. :)

Liara Covert said...

Part of makes life so exciting is its impermanence. We're changing like a chameleon and have options to live and learn as we go along. Thanks for that great post!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Liara!
Welcome! Nice to meet you.
Ah changes, especially felt qt this time of year. I start slowing down just knowing that the days are growing shorter. Wish I could learn more about how to like that. :)

Bungi said...

Indeed, swimming against the tide - the direction prescribed by the society - seems tiring initially. But i guess i has got to let the wind blow and walk on...

ME Strauss said...

Hi Bungi!
I'm with you. Swimming against the tide or even walking when it wants to push me isn't the most comfortable feeling. But I just have go where my feet are taking me.

Bungi said...

Ermm... I just reread my comment and there is a typo in it... It's got to be "But i have got to..."

ME Strauss said...

Err . . . like I never typo.
tee-hee. :)