Just a thought....
Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


I stood where I couldn't see the future, but it came anyway
and it was the future I wanted
and needed

See... it's like this...

Near home is the bus stop. Two buses come by there, taking vastly different routes. When I got to the bus stop, there was a chill wind blowing along the river and a mom with what seemed like a hoard of unruly, noisy kids. Where I was standing I could see a few kilometres down the road to see the oncoming traffic and, naturally, oncoming buses.

I looked and couldn't see any buses at all. The kid picked up some litter, then threw it down again. The other kids were yelling among themselves as unruly kids are wont to do. On a whim, I decided to go to the next bus stop around the corner. It would be peaceful there, albeit less pretty.

Courtesy of Murphy's Law, the bus I was to take pulled up behind me just as I approached the corner. I knocked on the door, hoping for a kind driver. Many will let you on at a corner. This driver ignored me completely. He didn't wait at the bus stop either, as most other drivers would do, so muttering curses under my breath, I stood waiting for the next bus. A man stopped to ask for directions. The sun was warm. There was a breeze causing the towering eucalyptus trees to sway in the distance. Not so bad.

A few minutes later, the bus arrived. There was actually seating. As I got on and headed for my seat, it occurred to me that the previous bus would have contained the noisy hoard I was trying to get away from and the next bus didn't take too long to follow anyway. Seems he was doing me a favour.

Those who know me, know I spend probably far too much time stewing over the future... but today, I realised that the future is going to come anyway, probably in spite of me and what's more, it will probably be just the future I want and need... sooner than I expect. A load was taken off my mind today and the 'future' ball is once again rolling. Worth a celebration, don't you think?


  1. Indeed it is! Cake all around! :D

  2. This is a very positive thing-- not just the uplifting tale that makes me have a sense of relief, but that you feel that way! It does come, we can't stop it! We can do some choosing though. Some! And we can try to make ourselves happy on the trip!
    YAY for you today! Glad the sun is shining on you!
    Hand out for cake!

  3. it is..champagne to go with that cake Kippy?

  4. Yes, the right bus is on its way, my friend.

    Inspiring and deep....love the way you write and think.

  5. Yes, the right bus is on its way, coming 'round that corner.....can you hear it?

    Love the way you express your deep thoughts, my friend. You are a *treasure*.

  6. Sometimes it's funny how things work out...

    Sometimes I forget how much fun it is to lay down at the top of the hill and just rollllll down, laughing like crazy.

  7. Cake! The answer to everything!! Yes! : )

    Marty, it gave me a sense of relief... it's been a very stressful couple of weeks this end, but all is good. Yes, we have choices, some good, some bad, some just weird. Being happy on the trip and enjoying the detours is the key though and not always the easiest one. More cake?

    Heather, champagne would be perfect! Share, will you? : )

    Thanks Ien.

    I don't hear much of anything, Libby. Traffic's too loud and my hearing's too shot, but I know it's coming.

    Jaime, sometimes life takes me by surprise... in a good way. I think I need to find me a hill now. That sounds like just the thing to do!

    Michelle, I need to sort out my access to Blogger! I can't comment on there. Bah.... or maybe I should create a new account and to heck with it, but losing my old one will break my heart... that's a lot to transfer. Darn Google!


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