Snow Shovel

Sometimes, things go wrong and it hasn’t mattered that I did everything right, and then there are other times that despite what I’ve done, things fall wonderfully into place and I am amazed. Is it coincidence? Circumstances? Prayer? Good Vibes? Karma?

Everyone has a different theory – belief – secret – assumption – but all I can say is – it is interesting, random, and wonderful when it happens. I think it is partly why I keep on keeping on. I am waiting for that next little spark of awesome life to light me up.

For instance: Grand kids! They are so perfect – just like their parents were (all said with tongue in cheek). They give me perfect love and acceptance (even in my jammies with my hair sticking straight up) as I love them. What a grand design, having grandchildren in the second half of life when I can appreciate how truly precious a child is, and I have patience now which makes it even better.

While I have been writing, I have been rocking out to some great music. My toes are tapping and I can hardly keep pen to paper. Music is incredibly powerful. Maybe we could replace religion with music. I posed a question of how to obtain world peace to a wise, worldly person not long ago, and their answer was “get rid of religion.” Now, don’t get your hackles up but think about it for a minute and answer this question. What is the basis of most wars throughout the ages? Exactly. Not that greed and power aren’t tangled up in the mess too. So, back to music. I wonder what would happen if the clergy didn’t preach “my way or the highway” and instead music was the only element of the service. Food for thought. This kind of thinking is what happens to me when winter lasts too long and I don’t get out enough. There are six new inches of snow outside my door this morning. I hear the snow shovel dancing in the garage – waiting for me to come let it out.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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2 Responses to Snow Shovel

  1. Cherry Odelberg says:

    It would be hugely fine with me if music was the only element in the service:)
    Too much introspection and isolation are the by products of winter, illness, or financial woes (I had a cold last week and poverty stalks me). May the air clear and the sunshine return often! Oh, and, enjoy that snow shovel – actually a favorite activity of mine – unless it happens too frequently.

    • Barbara says:

      Just returned from shoveling the now eight inches. I wouldn’t have if the snow plow hadn’t left a two foot ridge at the end of the driveway and I need to get to the airport later today!

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