weighing one’s options

“Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.”
Immanuel Kant

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(The statue of the bird girl, which use to reside in Bonaventure Cemetery but was moved following the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, for safety reasons, to the Telfair Museum –Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

When all the world seems to scurry off, heading in one direction as lemmings racing to the sea. . .
When everyone around you points skyward, just as henny penny, waiting for the sky to fall. . .
When all around you moan and groan, just as Eeore would lament, “oh no, we’ll never make it” . . .
When false prophets clamor that the end is near. . .
Take heart.

Choices made.
Decisions to follow are easy.
Decisions to stay behind are hard.
A crowd races down the street,
Shouting, yelling as everyone pushes and shoves.

Turn around.
Stop where you are.
Is this who you really are?

You must weigh who you are,
who you wish to be.
Does is matter who they see you to be
or does it matter who you see?

A scale tips and the balance is broken.
A time will come when it does matter.
A choice will have to be made and the question will be,
which do you choose?

A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the Lord;
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.

(Isaiah 40:3)

3 comments on “weighing one’s options

  1. Melissa McCain says:

    I love Bird Girl. My little one is in my front yard. I still want a big one though.

  2. Lynda says:

    Julie, this is a very deep reflection that all of us need to ponder:
    “You must weigh who you are,
    who you wish to be.
    Does ii matter who they see you to be
    or does it matter who you see?”
    Thanks for the reminder. Blessings.

  3. Splendid and very thought provoking, missy! I’ve always wondered if anyone else really sees all that we are or aren’t. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂

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