Saturday, May 9, 2009

If you flop, flip over and try it again!

It is 6:00 p.m. despite what the time posted on this site says. We spent an hour and a half watching 9 year old granddaughter, Morgan, and classmates at their gymnastics performance. I observed those little girls as they faced their fears and failures; some fell but got right back up on the raised balance beam, the parallel bars etc. They did forward rolls, lunges and flips and splits. Morgan said she slept in the 'splits' position all night so she'd be limber for today. Now that is dedication! Or a real stretch...of the imagination.

In any case, I likened her challenges to those of writers. How many of us have fallen off, belly flopped, or struggled to stay on the narrow path? All of us. Keep going; that is the determination that makes a writer,a gymnast or whatever. Do your best, and if at first you don't succeed, don't lie there like a big splat! Get up and try again.

1 comment:

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

or, if you MUST splat, use it for your next story! ;-)