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Violin Song

Lynda with violin

Me, approximately age 5

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin. ~ Edmond de Goncourt

Violin Song
by Aline Murray Kilmer

The thing that I am seeking
I know I shall not find;
A wistful voice is crying
This sorrow in my mind.
I know I shall not find it
However far I go,
But I shall always seek it –
My heart has told me so.

Though I must always wander
I do not find it sweet;
There is no journey’s ending
To draw my restless feet.
There is no distant vision
To help me on my way;
I know my quest is hopeless
And yet I may not stay.

The thing that I am seeking
Should not be far to seek.
I hear this haunting echo
Through every word I speak.
So I shall always seek it
Down all the roads I go,
But I shall never find it –
My heart has told me so.

[Note: This post is #22 of 26 of the April A-to-Z Challenge. Please see the button at the right of the page for more information.]

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Undecided

railroad tracks as a symbol of choice

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

~ Flora Whittemore

How do you decide what to do?

I’m not talking about the little things, the small choices we make moment by moment as we live our lives. I’m talking the big decisions, the life-changing (or at least what feels life-changing) ones. Not so much the this one or that one choice, but more like the should we or shouldn’t we? Will we or won’t we?

Sometimes you just know when something is the right thing to do, the right place to be, the right decision to make at the time. Equally so, I think, sometimes you know when it isn’t right, that it won’t work out.

But what happens when it’s 50/50, a toss-up? When you don’t know? What then?

Do you talk it out? Set a time and make a last-minute gut decision?

Make lists?

Flip a coin?

When it comes to the big stuff……. how do you do it?

How do you decide?

[Note: This post is #21 of 26 of the April A-to-Z Challenge. Please see the button at the right of the page for more information.]

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