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The Pancake Chronicles: hope shmope

The Pancake Chronicles

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

hope shmope

© Colleen Hilman
“I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam.”

Richard Bach
      There must be a reason I'm looking skyward these days. Is it hope? There was a year in my life many moons ago when everytime I saw a plane soar over my earth-rooted self I literally ached with the want of being on it, leaving the sorry situation I found myself in far behind. Who were those lucky passengers who had the free will to go wherever they wanted whenever they so chose? Why couldn't I choose? There are those who say you always have a choice. But I believe sometimes even that is gone. Perhaps it is then the choices turn inward. Who will I be? How will I respond?
      But today? Today I don't want to be anywhere else. And I know this is a gift. Birds skirting invisible currents, helicopters whirlybirding the clouds, lightening and rain and pink elastic sunsets - my heart feels large under the sky. Maybe this time it isn't hope that is keeping me looking up. I think it's gratitude.

4 Comments:

Blogger villagegirl said...

Ah yes, I've had many of those yearnings myself. It's an awful purdy picture though!

14 July 2010 at 08:38  
Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful. The photo, the writings, and the little lady herself, all BEAUTIFUL!

14 July 2010 at 14:41  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

That's a good place to be. I'm glad you found it. More than glad.

16 July 2010 at 17:33  
Blogger Nan said...

This gratitude, this joy is coming right through in your words, Colleen. I'm really happy for you.

28 July 2010 at 15:04  

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