Go For It
“If you wait for others to tell you what to do with your life –
it won’t be your life you’re living … So … Just go for it!”
Penny L Howe, 2014
The two prompt words for this week’s Challenge are “oblivion” and “morning glory“. I have chosen “morning glory“.
Just as sunshine spreads over early morning horizons, beautiful trumpet-shaped blossoms of morning-glory vines burst open, pollinated by early rising birds and industrious insects. By late afternoon the morning-glory blossoms fade and die, new flowers appearing on the ‘morrow.
There seems a special magic to the hard working morning-glory. Their entwining vines hardy in dry earth and lovely blossoms giving forth rich mixtures of greenery and various hues of colored flowers.
The morning-glory flower makes the most of its day, for one day is all it has. To me a specialness in this. A point nature is making here. Will I make the most of my “lifetime’s day” on this planet? Will I enthuse a richness in my manner of being? Can I be hardy as the vines, even on the toughest of days? Will there be a fullness of beauty, an openness of expression in the sharing myself with others, so they too may share and so on?
Yes, I can do this. I shall be as the “morning-glory” in my human life!I, a morning-glory blossomed, open and sharing my “one day” – all days
The honorable mentions for the final two weeks in the July Ligo Haibun Challenges are:
Congratulations! And to all who entered, the quality of your written haibun is so good that selecting honorable mentions has become very difficult. This also means I am really looking forward to reading and sharing each of your new creative haibun in the coming weeks.
join us – become a haibuner! Write your own original haibun – a few paragraphs (prose) based on your thoughts, experience, or take, from one of the two prompts given (“oblivion” or “morning glory”), include a haiku (short free verse poem – such as the one above – that imbues the essence of your written piece (the several paragraphs). For more information click on the Haibun Challenge section at the top of this page.
Enter your written piece, after publishing it on your blog, by clicking on the little blue box and following the directions!
Thank you for your interest, have a pleasant day and better tomorrow,
Thank you for your visit!
Mythos: (Sociology) the composite of beliefs, values, attitudes, etc, characteristic of a specific group or society.
I’ve come to believe that there is less reality and more mythos in life today.
Many of us are so removed from the natural order of things that we are less involved with those around us than we are “viewing” as happenings (second hand – mass media) events during the normal course of daily events.
Meanwhile we do share (in common) an increasing frustration of “missing out” “feeling alone” “not quite connecting” and so on.
So what to do: Wouldn’t it be fantastiic if I could just whip out this excellent answer here that would solve this sense of feeling apart from.
No worries, I can do that – here you go:
And Guess What? If you do this – others will follow in your footsteps because they want to be where you’re going too!
Your choice, as always!
... Growing up, Being successful?”
If it can go wrong it will!
“Well okay then. No worries. I’ll just start over and all will be as it should be” – WRONG!
Second Lesson :
See first lesson in life!
“Alright. I’ve got it now. I know what to do.”
“I’m assuming that it is going to be a little harder perhaps, required a little more effort on my time.” – WRONG!
Don’t ever take anything for granted or assume things, ever!
“So, it seems that almost everything I try seems to be turning out exactly the opposite of what I thought would happen!” – You are correct.
And beginning to learn life’s lessons.
Final lesson in life and the key to success:
one more time
Than you fall down!
Regardless of how many times your fall!
Thank you for your visit I hope your week is a good one!