Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015

“We desire an exciting future, but the demand for familiar and comfortable tempers our steps to the point that often our steps are little more than stepping in place.”   Craig D. Lounsbrough


Look to the horizon
while treading water.

Out there,
where the sun
meets the edge of the earth,
your adventure waits.

While treading water,
look to the horizon. 


Over in the Imaginary Garden Susie asked us to write about the coming New Year.  She gave us several quotes to consider, including the one I have above.  This one is just a little reminder to me, and to you too, if you need it,  New sights, sounds, experiences and mistakes are all waiting for us in this shiny new year, 2015 - but we have to get out there and try! 
So, thank you all for your support and encouragement, and I wish us all the very best mistakes and adventures in 2015!

24 comments:

  1. I especially love your poem because "where the sun meets the edge oif the earth" is where MY adventure awaits. I am trying to get back to Tofino. Loved this poem!

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    1. Ah, swim for it Sherry! And thank you. :o)

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  2. Oh I enjoyed your poetry, and especially liked your choice of opening quote. So fitting and quite true to life.

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  3. "treading water" I have done that so much over the past year. Perhaps this year I will swim to that horizon. Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge!

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    1. I too have had a year of treading water; let's hope we both swim out this year. And thank you Susie.

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  4. Only way to make treading water bearable, I think.

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  5. I think treading water is what we tend to do.. If only we could find that point In the horizon.... Let us be the beacons for each other fi the year to come. Happy new year.

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    1. Yes Bjorn, excellent idea. Happy new year to you as well.

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  6. We can't go wrong if we keep our eyes on the horizon.

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  7. Love this! The treading is only temporary if we look forward at the goal.

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  8. Well put. We want some excitement, some twists in the road but we tread water in place.

    Happy New Year.

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  9. Have to look on ward and upward as the treading water can be annoying

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  10. Treading is tiring, but it does help to have something to go toward. A better year to all the treaders. smiles

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  11. Ah, yes, Mary, this is what so many of us do, tread water instead of reaching for the adventure.
    Well said!
    K

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  12. Indeed! As writers, we are great plotters, too. We can certainly stand in place while making the world (and our Selves) move. ♥

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  13. When riding a horse, a good rider looks first, then uses leg before finally if necessary using the reins. If we want our dreams to come true - we must look and follow! Yes. Let's toast that horizon!

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  14. im sure every adventurer had at some point of his/her journey a timid soul

    http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2015/01/bits-of-inspiration-happy-new-year.html

    Happy New Year ☆´,•*´¨★ Ձ๏15

    much love...

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  15. An optimistic viewpoint, I think...you captured the quotes essence in your style well, Mary. :)

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  16. Awww - thanks everyone. I think I've now been to all your blogs and left a comment on your lovely works. :o)

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