Well, Hello Linda,
Before we were born, each of us was told -- promised -- that we would have a good time; the only problem with that is that we did not read the fine print saying that we would be born on Earth. :)
The ebb and flow of our lives, how do we decide to change paths toward fuller experiences that might be miniscule for another person but become awesome, inspiring for us?
How can anyone be sure that they have kissed the right frog? How many lily-pads must we test before we find one which will support our weight? When one is riding or driving in a car one might think that they are moving toward their destination, but what really is happening is that the car is actually sitting still with the landscape moving until 'we get there'. Did you ever notice how the crystals of snowflakes sparkle in the moonlight ? --It must be Christmas Magic? :) Linda, I guess that sometimes when the depths and heights of our lives change (planned or unexpectedly) our minds do contortions to create a new balance, a new ebb and flow for ourselves and others. Such an experience you, Norman, and Gamaliel have had. (and even your cats, & dogs and chickens; the land and the trees too with the stars watching above were a witness to the change in your lives). The three of you were not alone with your sad moment. You were not alone. Linda, Norman, Gamaliel, hmmm, It's too bad that there wasn't some way to have saved all that heat -- then you could have really had a great hot-air balloon ride. Quiet drifting. If we, put off too many things driving our lives, we might look back in age and wonder why we didn't do the possible. I just don't understand : everytime I start to write an ordinary sentence, comment, thought I step into another focus and decide to say something else that says it better (???). No, Norman, it is not my fake magic-mirror (that is off to the side, in front of me...).No way. unless, the Christmas Spirit is moving me? --But I expected angels, cute ones at least ;) We leave so many footprints in the snowfall of our lives.