Tag: life metaphors

Most Times

… and to, metaphorically speaking, keep your headlights on and your eyes on the road ahead. I took this photo last September while in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

It started with a run (not my usual post)

Endorphin inspired thoughts

When Pencils Need Sharpening

We were born. We didn’t have a choice. We didn’t enroll for this class called “LIFE.” Why would we ever want to “unenroll”? We might miss something unexpected, something better. Yes, some days all the hallways are the same. They lead to the same…

Trying to Break Free: A Lesson in Determination

Mom has given me cherry-flavored Lundren’s throat lozenges for my sore throat. I keep them in my coat pocket. At playground time, I am the most popular girl at the swing set. It is springtime. We have an incubator in our lunchroom. It has…

The Way of Things

I remember this, my last conversation with Papa. He, trying to alleviate our pain. But I heard, through his bravado the saddened beat of my heart submerged in deep water no knowledge of how to stay afloat grief no words could express He said,…

Life Lessons from the Ring – Questions to ask yourself

I was too young to remember the times my dad came home with blood on his clothes. It was my older sister who told me how our non-violent mother would cringe at the sight. Interesting that, even though I was two at the time,…

How do you WANDER?

How do you WANDER? Aimlessly or with purpose? Neither is the wrong answer. Aimlessly means you might be stuck. Everybody gets stuck. And, perhaps, being stuck, helps us wander. Sometimes we wander to discover something new. For me, I wandered on paths that led me to new…

Boxing Tradition and life metaphors

(Featured image is my play on words) Yes, it is Boxing Day. But in my life, it means I wrap my hands and plunk on my 16 oz. gloves. But it means more… My grandfather boxed whenever a traveling carnival came near his town. If…