Life done sideways

ImageYes, I know, one can not go through life sideways. It’s physically impossible, right? One has to walk upright and have the eyes facing forward so as to not fall embarrassingly flat on ones face on a fairly regular basis. We plan so that goofs and gaffes and really humiliating moments don’t happen but they do and life goes on. Now the moment depicted in this  picture ,albeit sideways, wasn’t humiliating ,it was goofy on the part of my grandson and endearingly  embarrassing( we do want everyone, even photographers to think our families are perfect but ,as one can see, even imperfections can be cute!) but life doesn’t follow that narrow path. It meanders and twists and turns but the falls are easier to recover from if ones eyes are looking ahead.

Time in miniature

Image Time in miniature

Small moments of life

Stitched together like blocks 

 In the quilt that becomes our life

Sometimes bright and new

Sometimes dark and dreary and oh so old

A frayed piece carefully tucked in to remind us of the happy moments

To keep those small but exquisite memories we can’t bear to lose

Because they renew our soul and light the way through the small dark moments

That so often fill up our quilt if we let them