Monday, March 20, 2017

Truffles and Sunshine

Get out there. Fight the fight. After all, it is the spring equinox, what better day to move forward. Seriously? I'm quite fine under my rock, thank you, enjoying myself. Like a mole in the dark, I am following life just below the surface.

It is so easy "they" say. Go forward, don't look back, enjoy life. Just step out into the sunshine. Smell the roses. 

However, in the light of a spring day (i.e. reality) I know better. But then what is the point of having a support group? Why did I bother with therapy? Why do I pay a doctor? True, I'm not going backwards, but stalling is not an option. Sure there will still be those rainy days, but after any grand flood, the sun has come out. 

Oh, geeze, now I'm waxing on about rainbows and unicorns. Forgive me, I will spare all of us from the world of Pollyanna or Strawberry Shortcake. Reality, as we all know if we are honest, is not a piece of cake. OK, I'm out metaphors.

Of course I'll get out, move forward. Who am I kidding? Truly, I enjoy the company of friends, the fellowship of family, and the wonders of the world. Life is good. It is short. I need to remember to live in the moment. But, good Lord, the light is awfully bright out there!

PS. Rereading this text, I realize many may not find this to be an uplifting piece, especially for the first day of spring. Please don't take it as negative. It is positive. It shows forward movement. After all life is a box of chocolates, I just need to select the lime truffles instead of the hard nuts. (OK, one more metaphor, but I just could not help myself.)

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