Monday, January 4, 2010

into the dark

Here's to new adventures and to walking into the dark and liking it. Who likes to do that? I don't, normally. But now feels like a time to go for it - to take chances - to try things I've never tried before - to fail faster. The famous quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes comes to mind: "Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out." I am beyond ready to let the music out, in all its jumbled, unedited glory. Could be pretty. Could be pretty awful. Don't care so much either way. It's just time to sing.

I'm finding fear to be less and less a part of my world. Most of the things we fear never happen. Those that do almost always turn out to be useful anyway. Love that scripture in the Doctrine & Covenants that says that "All things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly..." "Walk uprightly." Sounds like the opposite of walking in fear to me. So here's to walking uprightly in 2010. What's the worst that could happen? I could bump my head, I suppose. Most likely my head needed the bumping anyway. In the words of a famous American hero, "Let's roll." Can't wait to see what's out there, in the dark, waiting.


  1. i know you can succeed, never the less, i pray that there are angels round about you....

    i do know what this feels like..

    may you learn quickly the lessions you need...

    if there is anything i can do to help you please let me know.

    good luck and god bless you

  2. Let's do this! I'm going to join you and do something great too - into the dark we go!

  3. Is this a great thought or what! Many die with their music still in them. Im putting that somewhere maybe 2 somewheres. Walk tall, you can never loose the only things worth keeping anyway.

  4. Sounds like you've got some ideas of where you would like to "walk". Now you've got me thinking of some "dark" places I should venture. Hmmmmmm......?