Thursday, April 24, 2014

u is for up

It's the A to Zed Challenge! 

Theme? Writing and Life is what comes to me... how to balance the writing life with the other tugs you may have...

The ABCDEaria of the Writing Life -

U is for UP!

Up. After we trip (yesterday's topic) we must get up again. And we must get up after every trip, every fall, every bit of bad news, rejection, letter from the bank, loss of a friend, a job, a dream. We must get up and keep moving. We are not meant to be stagnant. We ain't moss! We is humans - humans being. Humans walking. Humans dancing. And so we have to get up.

Sometimes, just between you and me, I don't feel like getting up. I feel like just staying where I got flung. Grabbing the nearest bit of carpet or old quilt and wrapping it round me and staying down. I think -well, this is where I clearly deserve to be and it is too painful to get smacked down so much. I whimper a little and practice my opera on my loved ones. Then I laugh or they laugh and I get up and get on with it. I pitter patter fly atter.

Up up up and away!  This is a photo I took of a small airplane that a man I know sent off into the up. Alas it never came back. Ah well. The man has recovered and plans for more...

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Jan - Oh, that's a good one! That attitude - to keep moving up. To stand up. To raise ourselves up - I love it.

Ann said...

I do know that feeling. I had one of those pull the covers over my head days yesterday, but today I got up! Sending you wishes for fewer falls.

Liza said...

Life is an ever up and down cycle...which I try very hard to remember when I am down low. Lovely picture, Jan.