Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Warmth Awakens

Once upon a time there was a girl. This girl was very organized and on top of things. She always felt like she was skiing over the avalanche of life rather than trying desperately to stay ahead of it or even worse, falling under it. Life was good. Somewhere along the way she started slipping, forgetting little things here and there, letting other things slide by the wayside because she just didn't have the energy to keep it all going. It began so gradually that she didn't even notice. When she began noticing, she ignored it, not consciously recognizing the signs and implications. She chalked it up to an off day or an anomaly. Little by little, she began to slip down in front of the avalanche. Before she knew it, she was swept away under the current of the flow, popping her head out briefly for gulps of air and a glimpse of the sky.

Time passed as she was swept along the course of the avalanche, watching everything fly along beside her, wondering when exactly she slipped underneath, and how in the world she was going to get back up. Others began to notice how far below the snow she'd slipped, especially a boy. Her precarious position was a source of some argument from the boy, and rightfully so. But it only made her slip all the farther beneath the snow.

Then one day, the sun came out and began to melt the snow around her. She realized that there was no easy answer, no recriminations- sometimes you just slip below the avalanche. Rather than waiting around wishing for a magical reappearance back on top of the rushing snow, she realized that she needed to climb her way back up herself. Baby steps. And little by little, she would emerge again on top, in control, organized and feeling good. Back to the basics, just like how she got on top of it all before. All it took was a little sunshine to warm and awaken her.


Gramma Ann said...

Well I for one am glad the girl found her way back before the avalanche engulfed her.

Have a wonderful, organized rest of the week!

Jaina said...

Thanks Gramma Ann...let's just hope the sun keeps shining and her resolve doesn't waver. ;)

Kelly Deneen said...

I am glad the sun is brining better things to you. Life can get pretty tricky sometimes.

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Glad you are headed back up the mountain. I think I am hit by an avalanche about once a month. I never quite get to the top of the mountain, but I always have my eye on the peak!

Keep on climbing!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I am so glad Jaina. And I totally relate. I need Vitamin D right about NOW too!

Mark said...

All part of the process!

Anonymous said...


Have you read the book "Hope for the flowers"? This sort of reminds me of it!

Trooper Thorn said...

Great analogy Jaina. We all get 'dumped' on from time to time. It's how we coem back from the slide that really marks success. Thanks for the postings and your comments on my blog.

Momo Fali said...

I can't wait to see the sun again! I feel like I've been buried forever. Hooray for no snow!

Jaina said...

Kelly-Thank you, me too. Life is ridiculous like that. ;)

Chic Chauffeur-I hate that avalanche. Having your eye on the peak is key. Thanks!

MamaGeek-Sending you some virtual sunshine to help with that Vitamin D problem ;)

Mark-As frustrating as it may be sometimes, you're absolutely right. Thanks for stopping by!

Yaya-No I haven't read that, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Trooper-I really like that idea. 'It's how we come back from the slide that really marks success." I'm definitely going to keep that in mind.

Momo-Sending you sunshine! I hope you get some of your own soon! :)