After loading the logs and twigs (and waiting for patience), the fire snapped and cracked like Jiffy-Pop and reminded me of a long-ago home.
Daily word prompt: Jiffy
10 THINGS TIME HAS TAUGHT ME https://ladiespassiton.com/2017/08/03/10-things-time-taught/
The back yard …
elemental – weekly photo prompt
Life is a carousel, don’t you think? We go round and round, a circle of life, trying to catch the best parts.
Sometimes, the ride is slow, like one at a kiddie park. Or maybe the ride never starts. Perhaps something is broken, the belt ceases to move, and you are left without your luggage. (That’s a good thing. Get rid of the baggage!)
Other times, we are on a grand adventure of beauty and magic. I say, if we must go round and round in life, let’s ride on this one.
But whatever we do, let’s not choose the stationary seat. It might seem pretty but it also means we’re playing it safe.
Instead, choose one that moves you up and down, makes you giddy from the inside out, and leaves you smiling.
Serendipitously, I looked over toward the mirror in my bathroom and saw this — the reflected image of my past with my husband and kids — a reminder of where we were and how far we’ve come. As I like to say, “there goes that universe again.” Once again, the awareness of life, love, and the passage of time, deepens. I am grateful.
They pulled themselves out of the gutter and thrived with satisfaction.