Monday, August 29, 2011
Up, Up and Away!
The fastest way to get from Texas to California is not by train nor is it by car. Amtrak has to make stops and that can take a while. When I drove from San Diego to Texas a couple of years ago, me and the kiddo took two days. It could have been shortened but I wanted it to be more of an adventure and less of a chore to make it fun for my little chipmunk. That kiddo was a rider, made it pleasant for me. So that leaves a plane ride as the fastest way to get from Texas to California.
So why the silly travel question?
Well, consider why a plane is faster. It doesn't have to ride on the roads, slowed by traffic and the need to avoid traffic violations. Once a plane is in the air, the sky's the limit. It flies up and over the obstacles that slow land travel down. That is what we have to do with our writing, with our dreams, sometimes. We have to consider that looking straight head isn't the best answer, especially if all that stands before you are people, life activities and things that are counter-productive to getting to where you want to go...where you want to be.
This isn't to say that you should ignore things in life. Pish posh on you if you do. But know that these things don't have to be the final word in defining you, don't have to bind you to the ground. Spread those wings back there...those rarely used feathers you've kept folded out of fear.
Unfurl them and allow the wind to whistle through the tiny bends aching for use. Hold your head upward and see the sky is filled with dreamers but the traffic is far from congested. More people than not stay to the comfort of the ground. Look up and know that you have the chance if you choose it. Move up and fly along the path that takes you to where your dreams not only can, but DO come true.
What about you...is there a particular dream you would like to see come true?