4/29/2016

Balance?


(Graphic Source: Open Clipart)



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Created for dVerse Poet's Pub, where Victoria asks us to think about how we bring balance to our busy lives. While thinking about the ways I've tried to do that, I kept coming back to wondering if it was worth it. Might it not be better to just let some things go? Do we really have to do it all?

28 comments:

  1. Love the thought and the wonderful picture... often the alternative is falling (but sometimes I wonder how far the fall is)

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    1. Me too. That's the question, isn't it?

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  2. Fun, fun, fun. I have a disc-thing to help me practice balance and this sounds so familiar. Glad you are in a whimsical mood.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Whimsy is my "disc thing." Without it, I'd surely crash and burn.

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  3. OOOh I love your take on this! :) And the graphic makes me smile. So the question might also be, not only was it worth it, but do we have to have it all? How much is enough?
    Loved this one!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. And you're right. If we learned to ask the right question, balance might not be so elusive.

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  4. Balance is waaaay over rated. You've got it right!

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  5. Yes, sometimes balancing everything is way too hard. Sometimes, it indeed might be a good to do some eliminating rather than trying to balance all!

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  6. Love the visual art word combination. I think we all wonder, every now and again, if our search (fight) for balance will eventually pay off. I hope it does...

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  7. your rhymes are delightful and add such flavor to this poem!

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    1. Thank you! Rhyme seemed important here.

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  8. Uniquely presented. I often wonder myself whether all the effort we put into walking that tight rope is worth it? Glad I'm not the only one. And I don't think it's defeatist to wonder about it.

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    1. I don't either. Without questioning it now and then, I think we'd lose our balance altogether.

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  9. It is only in the "taste of the honey," will we know? Neogeating the days of life, can so difficult, I share your question. Things that seemed so important in one moment...are forgotten in the next.

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    1. Yes. A wise woman I met in a subway saw me struggling with something and getting very frustrated. She said to me, "Give it some time, darlin'. It'll settle down. Wisest advice anyone ever gave to me. I remind myself of that often.

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  10. Piebald balance is indeed letting go of some things!

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    1. Piebald balance! Spoken like a true writer! Thanks for visiting, Bryan.

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  11. LOVE this! I read once this phrase: "Balance is bunk." I am much more a fan of what I call "sprinting" - times of extreme busyness followed by times of great rest. I, personally, cannot do it all, all the time. ;) (For me, it's NOT worth it.)

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    1. Thank you, De. I totally agree. Sprinting sounds ever so much better.

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  12. I can relate to being so busy that sometimes I have to stop and check if what I'm racing through now would be better handled slowly or not at all.

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    1. And it usually is, I think. But it's so hard to do. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

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