Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Rope ~ Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

A rope is as strong as you make it.  When anchoring a boat in a fierce windstorm, you want it to be as strong as it gets.  If it is not, that storm can toss your boat into the shore destroying it, or it can be lost out to the middle of the black hole out there.   Ropes can be made of all types of material.  Cotton, nylon, steel...etc. etc.  They all have their purpose.  Their fibers are usually intertwined to make them even stronger. 

I guess that lately, my rope seems to have frayed a bit.  Even though it has a tough core, it has been tossed like a vessel to and fro.  Life has its challenges for sure.  And if we can stay the course without being broadsided from the storm that approaches, we are doing good.  But, sometimes while weathering the storm, our cord becomes a little weaker and more frail.  It might stay in tact, but it needs repair afterwards.  And while undergoing this part of the journey, you might find that friends and family are there to help you make that rope strong again. And you count your many blessings that you can breathe in the crisp, fresh air once again as you sit and meditate at your favorite fishing hole after the storm.

Life... It might not be easy.  But, it is worth it.


  1. Way to keep your chin up and the spirit positive!

  2. That it is.
    Thoughts are with you.

  3. And if you sty the course, it will get better. In fact as you age, it gets damn good. This from an old geezer.

  4. When you are given life, there is no contracts or promises. No one guarantees it is going to be easy.

    If you plan on succumbing, you will. That all being said, you are a Warrior! Some time you just have to stay the course, the Warrior in you will take care of you.