Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Everything Happens

Yes, I'm a bit fixated on the quote I used on this card and the one from yesterday. Everything happens for a reason. It's just a matter of moving your point of view around until you see it.

My life has been rich with experiences, both good and bad. All of them have led me down this path, and I wouldn't trade a single one. I've been considering how very different my life feels to me now than it did a year ago at this time. A year ago it felt very bleak, very empty. I was lost in the journey and it took every effort to stay upright and put one foot in front of the other as I stumbled my way over a rock strewn path at the edge of a a precariously high cliff. My mantra was, "Just keep moving." The pulse behind that was the promise I'd made to do so.

Perseverance furthers. It's gotten better, so much better. I wouldn't have guessed just how much. I couldn't have. And, much like Dorothy on her quest for the Emerald City, I've been helped along the path by a strange cast of characters that has made the journey that much more fascinating - some old friends, some new, some fleeting, some constant. It's all good.

Pardon my metaphorical jump (it's a helluva crevass, but you can do it!), but here I am again, smack in the middle of the chessboard, at the mercy of The Fates as they battle it out on a semi-intelligent, but seeemingly careless whim. Do I, The Black Bitch (as so many far too worthy opponents have refered to the dark queen), have what it takes to lure the pale king from hiding? To keep the dance going until he acquiesces at my feet? Until I gulp in disbelief and say, "Um, that's checkmate, isn't it?" And again I ask myself - who am I to be allowed, to be given so much, to be, not expecting, but thinking about possibilities? It feels terribly ostenatious to me, even as I forge ahead, to consider that there's another shining moment waiting for me on the other side of the board.

And yet... The Black Bitch rides again.

The events are static - it's Point of View that spins along on the axis of the theory of relativity.

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