On Moving Forward

Curious by nature
and driven by hope
we push forward

Spring ourselves
from mud-mired traps
of psychological undoings

Focus on a horizon
where sunrises
and sunsets
offer glimpses of glory

Optimist and pessimist
alike, daring to believe
that the beckoning future
bears equal promise.

(Image my own)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

40 thoughts on “On Moving Forward”

  1. Optimism is beautifully reflected in your image as the trees reach for that gorgeous sky. Love your poem and how would we recognize optimism without pessimism? Your title expresses it well.

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  2. I like the sharp edges within your image – however you created that, it sure works to illustrate the optimism/pessimism edges within just about anyone responding to just about any situation. I know whenever one of the two silences the other within I am missing something … gotta trust some higher intelligence telling me which way to lean at a given moment! Very hard to look at the same scene through two different windows concurrently. I do give myself permission to declare OOPS, let’s look at that from another angle.

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