What If……Your walking down a Pretty Dirt Road…..Flowering trees line either side, The air is fresh with the slight scent of honeysuckle, and the breeze is subtle yet refreshing, There is birdsong in the air, you hear a gurgling brook nearby…..everything is soothing…..What If…..Suddenly….the wind got rougher, the Road started becoming quite a bit steeper, You felt extremely out of breath, the trees became brambly and dried up looking, and What If…..as most of us “might” do, you turned around to go back and find the “nice, quiet” part of the road, but as you turned around? there was nothing…..a cliff….A Drop Off with “Nothing” behind you?
What if…..As you have no choice but to move on…..You see a Fork in the road ahead….while continuously looking back, bewildered that no matter how much further you travel, there is still a dead drop off directly behind you, anxiety builds as you approach the Fork……Now……Left….Or Right…..whichever way you choose? You now know…..The drop off is still right at your heels, so there wont be any turning back…..
This, My Friends…..Is the beginning of a story…..Perhaps YOUR story…..Because THIS is exactly what life is like if you consider it all…..we cannot go back….EVER….we have the memory of the sweet smelling air and the soft breeze, and then things got rougher….Just as life does…. we long for the better roads because most people can remember that from their youth, not having bills, or responsibility…..coasting in and around all the fun things that happen in childhood, But eventually? Life throws curve balls, and we have choices to make, that we know once we make them? again….we can never go back…..it changes every day, whether we picked up a cigarette, a drink, or chose to be a health nut…..every choice is just another foot forward, you cant stand still….or the empty space traveling behind you will eat you up…. But Change is OK……It’s IMPORTANT , if we didn’t move? and change? we would also never discover, learn, Or Grow…..
What If …….We could all relax and know…..That there would ALWAYS be a road to travel down, and just ‘Enjoy’ the changing scenery? It would be A Life well traveled!
My Right Lung Hurts Like I got Ran Over….BUT….I think I am out of the woods…Still congested, but breathing a bit easier. I escaped the dark corridor again and am so very grateful…..I have many things to do, and I am glad I get to do them, and I am going to enjoy the HELL out of the rest of the passing scenery!