Friday, July 27, 2007

A leaf in the wind or a cow in a tornado

I think that I would rather be a leaf in the wind than a cow in a tornado. These days I'm swept along gently like the leaf. I feel as if I'm floating, rising, spiraling, and finally touch down. It is a happy feeling, especially if I just let the feeling carry me along.

Thankfully, the days of feeling like the cow in a tornado are few. It's the feeling of panic when I'm caught in a whirlwind. Too much to do and too little time to get it done. I know that I'm being carried along by the tornado and I know that if the whirlwind stops then I'm going to crash. I don't enjoy that feeling and work the program of Al-Anon to not get caught up in things that are going to let me down hard or keep me spinning.

Today, I'm grateful for a gentle wind, a smooth ride, and a soft landing.

Tab tagged me to list some things about myself. You can have your pick on the things about me since I posted a bunch of them awhile ago. In fact, it's a damn long list.

7 comments:

  1. Wow. I didnt know my "ugly" toe had a name!!! I shall now and forever refer to this toe as Morty. LOL. Thanks Syd.

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  2. Beautiful analogy. Amzing picture as well, it is yours I am assuming.

    Sometimes our journeys get bumpy, and crashing and burning help us to appreciate the times when we are floating gently (cuz even that can be taken for granted at times).

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  3. That is cheating, Syd. You have been tagged so you must come up with eight things WE Do Not Already Know About You.

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  4. Mooooooo.

    (I agree with Pat (above))

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  5. Great picture.

    I don't really want to be a cow in any circumstance. Or in a tornado, even as a leaf. Can I be a leaf on a tree?

    Was this multiple choice? Sorry. I'm a little punchy from lack of sleep. I liked this post very much.

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  6. "Today, I'm grateful for a gentle wind, a smooth ride, and a soft landing. "

    This is such a nice thought.. I love love LUV it.

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