Somehow, in the end, it's the little things that are the most important and the least important

Thursday, October 21, 2010
A Very Short Story About The Little Things
Desolation Road - By j.r. white
I do not claim to be an expert witness, your honor. I myself am often struck low by a memory of a faux pas, an embarrassment or a cutting word. I have also burst with joy and felt the meaning of bliss by the memory of a lover words, the giggle of a child or the indescribable beauty of a sunrise.

Speaking for the defense, I would say this; What was, is and will be important are which things you give power to. If you let the embarrassment of that sixth grade science teacher calling you stupid dictate how you will react in the future, then all is lost.

Did the defendant find joy in the the first smile of their child, whispers to their lover as the sun breaks through the blinds or their beating heart gazing across the vista that is their life.

In the end, it is what you carry with you and what you leave behind. A laugh weighs very little as does a kiss. An negative word can weigh a ton, as does silent rage. In the end, will you stand tall or will you be bent and bowed by life's journey?
Photo By Me
This is blog post  102 for 2010. Only 39 more to go to meet last years output.


  1. Good point. I have trouble letting go of past hurts. And they ambush me even when things are going well.

    I would do well to leave them behind. Easier said than done.

  2. I'm not sure what the judge or jury might say, but this one from the peanut gallery is sure you have managed to cut through the b.s. and to what is true. It can often be a choice where we allow our mind to land, and knowing that why would we ever allow the harshest moments to overshadow reality let alone what is great about life?! I think you are telling me that we have some responsibility about where we allow our mind to linger. When it's not a choice, there are some good PTSD workbooks and cognitive behavioral counseling techniques do wonders to promote healing patterns. I could use both, let alone make the best choice. Beautiful post and picture, thanks Jay.

  3. Love it! Rules i try to live by, even if failing now and then *lol*

  4. Nancy, really that's the trick isn't it? I have some past life tapes, that try as I might, just don't go away.

    I agree, you have to use all the tools at your disposal to work through those things.

  5. Nicely put my friend.

    Life is like a good picture, composed of the darkest of shadows and the brightest of highlights (and all the tones between.) In the shadows we are "encouraged" by the beckoning light but those same shadows hold fear when we stand in the light. We are never totally secure just balancing between life's extreme tones.


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