Time Away

I will not be posting to my blog through the month of June. I’m taking the month off.

However, I will continue to visit. I may not visit every week, but I will stop by as often as I can to find out what you’re writing and say “hi.”

I wanted to leave you this “oldie, but goodie” to think about:

when_i_was_5_years_old

So, be happy in whatever you are doing.  Have a great June:~)

Walk in Someone’s Footsteps

footsteps-in-sandWhen I was a kid, I used to play a game at the beach with my siblings and cousins. We called it, “Walk in My footsteps.”

The rules were simple. One kid took the lead and the rest had to step in footsteps of the person ahead as we walked down the beach.

As the youngest, I was usually at the back of the group and often had to stretch to reach the footsteps of the person in front of me.

I almost always lost when we played this game, but was that so bad?

Each of us has our own journey through life.  There will always be people walking ahead of us on this journey and there will always be people walking behind us.

As I see it, our job is to learn from the person ahead of us and, if asked, give a helping hand to the person behind us, but not to walk in someone’s footsteps.

Now, I can write this, but I don’t always live it. I confess this is a challenging life lesson for me. Recently, I read a book that made me ache with longing to write as well as the author did.

I can’t. I’m not that author. I’m me.  I can learn from the author, but I’ll never write the same way.

Bottom line:  I will always lose when I play the game of “Walk in My Footsteps.” I have to follow my own path, learn at my own pace, and in my own way.

But is that really so bad?

What about you?

Have there been times when you wanted to be in the footsteps of the person ahead of you? How did you handle it and what did you learn from the experience?

SPC: Parallel Earths

parallel-house_600Okay, look at the picture. Do you see the house and its reflection?

It looks like a mirror image in water, but it’s not. Actually you’re viewing a parallel Earth.

So, instead of the reflection, the upside down house is actually real, just in a different world.

Today, you get to have magical powers. As such, you can make this world whatever you want it to be.

So, I’m curious…tell me about the world you see in this reflection.

  1. What are some differences between this world and ours?
  2. If you visited this parallel Earth, what would be most shocking to you?
  3. While visiting, you decide to go up to the house and knock on the door, who answers the door? What do they to say and how do you answer?

Today’s challenge is prompted by Fireblossom’s recent comment at my post, Believe in Hope: A Rant on Movies. She mentioned the movie, Another Earth. BTW I loved the movie…thanks Shay:~) Also, thanks to other visitors who gave me quite a long list of movies to watch!

It also touches upon a syfy show I used to watch called Fringe on Fox Network. Both dealt with two different versions of Earth and its historical timeline.