Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Backward

Sometimes you go along with situations in your life, tell yourself you're doing what you can, acknowledge that there may be no easy way for things to look or feel different. And, after all, how difficult would it be to continue with certain expectations on hold? Dreaming big has a stubborn lure, though, and experience suggests that there is a truth in dreaming big that you ignore at your peril.

But you just don't know.

And then a sky opens up before you one early fall evening. The space above you that you had sat with and accepted as inescapably limited by October cloud cover starts to move. November winds that should not surprise you do something that does surprise.

You fall backward at the possibility that a sky can look different. You fall backward because, yes, the sky definitely does look different.


Vic Mansfield said...

And so open to possibilities!

Jim said...

"I chose, and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not. Move on." Stephen Sondheim

John said...

Yes, worlds and skies get shaken. Yes, they do.

Ur-spo said...

I enjoyed the skies of November. They seem to promise snow in upcoming holidays. They inevitably cheer me up.

Kimberly said...

I am learning here that in the springing forward, the skies too look different. Perhaps it is the movement itself that affords the new perspective, and not so much the sky? Or more like a kaleidoscope...yes, the colored glass inside tumbles and the images change, but only when an outside force rotates the container.