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Monday, January 07, 2008

Over the Horizon


Somewhere over the horizon. At least we know what's at the foot of a rainbow, even though that has never been proven to my satisfaction.

Every first month of a new year, I read prognosticators' reports for world events, local and weather events as well as predictions for each and every zodiac sign.

When that new year grows old and another takes up the mantle, I'm stunned by the things that actually happened. I've forgotten what the reports offered. I've forgotten what I once resolved to make of the now finished year.

Maybe that's how somebody left that crock at the foot of the rainbow...she/he forgot to retrieve it.

I'll know more about the horizon by seeing it afterward. I understand that even if I could see what was there, I wouldn't believe it.

There's no doubt, though, that I'm in favor of a horizon that holds peace, prosperity and compassion for this big ball of wonder.



Writers Island Prompt: Over the Horizon

33 comments:

krisitine m. said...

"I'll know more about the horizon by seeing it afterward. I understand that even if I could see what was there, I wouldn't believe it."

I think this is so true if we could look ahead in our lives would we believe what we see - would we want to know?

keith hillman said...

Well said! But the horizon is as ellusive as the end of the rainbow!

Revathi said...

Life and future are indeed puzzles. If solution was given ahead, we will never try it to our best, isn't it? :)

jeques said...

What make life more exciting are the surprises along the roads we take, its the anticipation. I think life would be boring if we know exactly what will happen next.

Here's mine: http://jeques.wordpress.com/2008/01/06/the-flickering-lights-over-the-horizon/

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

jeques said...

What make life more exciting are the surprises along the roads we take, its the anticipation. I think life would be boring if we know exactly what will happen next.

Here's mine: http://jeques.wordpress.com/2008/01/06/the-flickering-lights-over-the-horizon/

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Herb Urban said...

I agree. It helps to see how events unfold before we can fully comprehend or appreciate how we arrived at the our new horizons.

Rambler said...

may your horizon of world peace turn true for all of us..
Happy new year Tumblewords

UL said...

how true! everything falls into place once we are over the hump...beautifully stated, thank you.

gautami tripathy said...

Very beautiful post...Horizon is as elusive as a mirage..

Lea said...

I love that we don't know what is over the horizon until after we've been over the curve... and the crock of gold as having been forgotten! I too will look for peace, prosperity, and compassion over the next hill with you...

I love the cathedral window curve of the outside, rainbow beckoning...

Redness said...

So very true, I love the way you've put this - Thank YOU!

Robin said...

Maybe that's how somebody left that crock at the foot of the rainbow...she/he forgot to retrieve it.

That would so be me. If I ever found a crock of gold, I'd be sure to accidentally leave it somewhere!

Linda said...

Lovely thoughts and photo. I guess it's normal to wonder about the horizon when a new year opens up.

Jo said...

This is lovely, and big ball of wonder is a beautiful phrase.

watermaid said...

Yes, I too connect horizons with rainbows,

Here's mine:
http://watermaid.wordpress.com/2008/01/07/beyond-the-horizon/

totomai said...

oh, leprechauns and the pot of gold. well, your entry kinda reminds me of them.

but when you discover whats really beyond the horizon, it all for you to decide whats the next step to do. :-)

thanks for the read

paris parfait said...

Ah, yes the elusive horizon - I like your idea of it holding peace and compassion. From your mouth to God's ears!

Sandy Carlson said...

Me, too. May it be so.

Preethi said...

Beautiful post.. as always... I wanted to write a poem on the elusiveness of the horizon and the rainbow.. but wrote this instead Over the Horizon .. but your words do say it so well..

Penelope Anne said...

Bringing the Rainbow into it, very wild decision and I love it...you make the reader leave with that question..."Would I believe?"
Exceptional interpretation of the prompt.
My first entry for WI is at:
http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/

Just Jen said...

Wise words....wise...

lissa said...

Once again, nicely put.

LittleWing said...

how revealing are your words and wonderfully spoken...the rainbow can't wait till i get there...i always think of dorothy clicking her red ruby shoes together..and your photo with the cathedral lines imposed...awesome

chicklegirl said...

What a great meditation about the start of this new year.

Thinking aloud said...

sue, this was surely one of the best i've read on this prompt..

**I'm in favor of a horizon that holds peace, prosperity and compassion for this big ball of wonder.**...very well said!!!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Reflection helps us forge the future. Let's learn from the past so that we can create a future of peace, prosperity and compassion. Beautiful sentiment. Peace, JP/deb

Ps said...

Well said.Somewhere along the road, one loses track of the destination, yet we continue down the path.
I wish you peace and happiness.

Whitesnake said...

I sat reading this somewhat in awe!

Pip said...

You've expressed some lovely ideas here. Of course, we never reach the horizon. It is always ahead of us, so we must enjoy the journey and not long for some unreachable final destination!

Sandy said...

What very lovely positive words you write, Tumblewords but then you always do and is one reason I love reading them.

I would like to link to your blog and if it is alright with you will you please let me know the next time you visit my blog?

S

Tammy said...

I love the mystery and beauty of faith. I think it's beyond our comprehension which is even more exciting.

Clare said...

Awesome photo! And I'm with you about being in favor of a horizon that holds peace, prosperity and compassion.
:)

giggles said...

Yes I too hope for the same as you! I also read the predictions then forget them. I'm with you...I think she left that pot there and forgot to retrieve it! Especially if she was menopausal!
Fun post Sue....more snow here tonight!

Hugs Sherrie