Thursday, March 08, 2007

Frustration



riding the thin line

of decisions made for my future

docile when they were made

now they hit back

pinch and slap with undue authority

when the wheel bobbles



- tob tired of riding the straight and narrow

15 comments:

Snakebite said...

Tired of straight and narrow? Whatcha aiming for stripper, or drug dealer, or bike shop owner?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

straight and narrow is fine.

just throw a few squiggles in there ... for sexiness.

Roberta S said...

jeanne, I am so in awe of this poetic expression of a profound thought so familiar to all of us. And the illustration is perfect. Great thoughts for today or any day.

Ruby said...

It is really difficult. But keep listening to your voice...

The Old Bag said...

Snakebite -- even worse...OLD LADY LIBRARIAN

oV -- ...I'm just

so tired

of
it

Roberta -- thanks so much. Man, some days I wonder what the heck I was thinking! It'll all be fine in the end, but the end is a ways away.

Ruby -- good to hear from you, bud. I'll keep listening.

Ptelea said...

Yes, TOB - you have put words to some of my own inner fears - in such spare and eloquent fashion. Thank you!

Lunatic Biker said...

A librarian. That's it! I'm calling off the wedding!

The Old Bag said...

Ptelea -- thanks!

Lunatic -- it's just as well...I wasn't bananas about cohabitating with a nun anyway.

SueJ said...

Yea, they just don't make the habits big enough.

Wobbling rocks ;)

Emma Pod said...

As a fellow ENFP, I know what you mean. The idea sounds so good. How hard can it be??? It starts off well. Then....it.....gets.....icky. But it's too late to stop and too late to change and you're stuck with that idea that sounded so good, but is now so much harder than it seemed.

And hey, I agree with you about the nun. Don't go there. It never ends well.

Emma Pod said...

BTW: When did your blog go white? Or is it just my computer??

The Old Bag said...

Sue -- gotta wobble now and again, but I need to keep it in check so it doesn't go too far!

Em -- yeah, it all sounds good...actually the decision is still right, it's just busy now with one of our teachers up at the Iditarod and me being her point person back here -- lots of work outside work on top of classes. And the class work isn't horrible, but is more busywork than anything. It's been enough for me to give up some skiing days, though. I miss just up-and-going when someone calls.

Oh, and the blog went white a couple days ago...tan is tricky. Looked greenish on some monitors, yellowish on others and skin-toned on others. Bleck. I just want sand color!

Snakebite said...

Yo. Coming your way weekend of April 7th. Will be at One On One Sat night and will do the HC ride Sat morning.

The Old Bag said...

'Bite -- thanks for the heads-up. Turns-out that's my annual spring migration south to AZ, back on the 8th.

Next time around!

Emma Pod said...

I know what you mean....even good decisions get to be a drag. I always like the IDEA better than the actuality.