THE KID IN THE CANDY STORE

Words: Spoken and Written

Candy Store

Candy Store (Photo credit: Bart Heird)

I’m at a point now where I’m eating every piece of candy I can get my hands on.  So before I get sick I need to step back a little and figure out how to pace myself ! I’m winding down my first set of classes, and am about to tackle the other dream deferred:  Voiceovers.  So it looks like I’ll have to change my current work pattern, but it’s a task I welcome!  I’m living with words,  growing in both the spoken and written form.

That Thing They Say About Life’s a Roller Coaster…

Kirnu, a steel roller coaster in Linnanmäki. S...

Ups and downs.  Peaks and valley’s.  Good days, bad days.  Yep, it’s a roller coaster all right.  No matter how much planning you do, life still has a way of dropping  something into your river, so your current either goes around it or over it but it is affected by it.  I am easily frustrated  (ok, too easily frustrated) by a succession of trials.  What’s  the adage… “death comes in three’s?” I kind of lose it when one hurdle follows another hurdle.  Oh  I deal with it, but I don’t like it, and there’s quite a few times I don’t handle  it well.  “First time is an accident.  Second time’s a coincidence.  Third time… it’s on!”  Give me  a minute to curse the garbage someone threw into my river (and a few choice words for the perpetrator  as well) and then I’m on to the task of cleaning it up.  Last few weekends were hijacked by my wrist and by something called Spring yard work.  Add to that I had to spend serious coin on a repair bill yesterday and then again today for another job (back to back… teeth on edge here) and my waters are seriously troubled.  This thing about wanting to control what happens…

As I keep reminding  myself I’ve already done enough bitching in the written word,  cussed out the AC and the sprinkler system very loudly in the spoken word  as I wrote the checks, I thought of a scene from one of my favorite movies, “Smokin’ Aces,” that can provide the image of the words.

If you haven’t seen the movie, the scene involves a bounty hunter who survived a shooting by a team of assassins looking for the same man. He’s found one of them.  I’m in that scene, as I’ve got my left wrist all wrapped up, and some of my plans have taken a few shots.  Love what the assassin says about “Fate”, but not to worry – I’d never shoot my way to a resolution, nor am I that pessimistic !!!  I’ve got deep roots on my spiritual side, deep enough that I  can enjoy this clip guilt-free about what he says about fate.

Oh, language warning!!!

Smokin’ Aces (10/10) Movie CLIP – The Way of the World (2006) HD

By the way, I think a good actor is one whom you can’t  recognize from movie to movie.  The assassin is Chris Pine, playing one of the Tremor Brothers.  He also starred with Denzel Washington in “Unstoppable” and was Captain Kirk in the latest Star Trek movie.

So, it’s continuing on my journey!  Don’t want to leave the impression it’s all frustration!  Words and music are my anchor, and good friends are my crew mates.  I was only too happy to give up some writing time to go the ACC basketball championship game a few weeks ago, and I’m blessed to get a chance to attend the Elite Eight game this weekend courtesy one of my best friends.  

So those were detours in my journey I had absolutely no problem taking!  I just wish those types could be back-to-back-to-back, but wishing that’s only being human, and what happens, occasionally or back-to-back, is only … life.  All this candy, but I can’t eat it all at one time… bad as I want to!

Have a Blessed Week!!

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