Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Labyrinth . . .

Day dawns. . .

People move about
doing what they must in order to
fulfill "what one thinks" are their best laid plans.

Choices are made.
Some wise, sometimes, not so wise.

Choosing a path is
Sometimes smooth sailing.
Sometimes, obstacles provoke one to take a detour
Prolonging the specifically made plans.

When day is done
Which has been the most successful
Reaching the goal?

BOTH -- as long as they FINALLY reached their goal!

BUT the one with obstacles facing them builds character for life
While the other accepts success in small ways.


  1. Oh, what a beautyful text! and so true!And the picture matches PERFECTLY with it!
    I love this post! really!
    I hope you'll write again!

  2. Nice to see you back on-line!
    And with an illustration and words that many ought to bear see, read and bear in mind.

    PS Happy birthday :-)
    Hope tou have some snow as a present ...

  3. Fine photo to illustrate both path and obstacle, Paulie. Very wise, indeed! Glad to see you back.

  4. Thoughts to ponder, Paulie, and a good photo to go with it. I'm wondering, did you get your snow? I know that seattle did but I'm not sure if it made it south to Vancouver.

  5. Glad to see you're back, Paulie! Happy yesterday birthday!

    Life is a labyrinth, isn't it?

  6. Obstacles do make you strong, but every once in awhile it's nice for a smooth sailing to occur. I like your picture.
    You would have loved it here yesterday, 18 inches of the white stuff! Off to go skiing tomorrow morning.

  7. I like the lines created by the puffy moss.

    Choosing the best path is never easy.

  8. Hi Paulie,
    What a cool photo! Then, the words just flow right from it! Great post.

  9. What a lovely shot! It can sometimes be hard to know what way to walk, or other times the ways just open so naturally.. I like your words! :)

  10. I'm sorry I'm so late: happy New Year to you!

  11. Oh, Paulie! I actually thought of you when I wrote the last post. So much snow here - sorry...

  12. And sometimes the detours can be informative, instructive, and delightful as well as challenging.