Thursday, December 28, 2006

Readying Ourselves for the New Year
By Don Iannone

We create our own dragons in life, and
even the brave white knights that slay them.
Both are parts of the drama we imagine
as we move through life.
Walt Disney was partly right:
an imagination is a terrible thing to waste, but
it's also true that an imagination let run wild
is an out of control freight train headed for town square.
Some say: seek balance.
There's more than being balanced in life--
that's a convenient, and even PC, thing to say,
when we fall short on genuine self-understanding.
Beyond balance, we must understand
what the stars have written for us
on the giant tablet of fate.
In this way, we can exercise real choice in life.
Unless we know this first,
there is no way to ascertain balance, or
anything else in life.
And so, as we ready for 2007,
let's bear in mind our dragons, white knights,
and the self-understanding we must gather
to put all into perspective in the coming year.

13 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Don, great reflection.

It is good to take time to reflect
lest we become an empty reflection of ourselves, a mirror reflection of ourselves - acting by reflex.

Our reflection does not ask or inquire which way to go it follows (reflects) the path/image we set.

QUASAR9 said...

Don, hope you and your loved ones
had a merry xmas full of much cheer
and here's a toast to the New Year

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Q. Blessings to you this season...

Anonymous said...

and goodbye 2006
I guess we are all reflecting now, not letting the year pass unnoticed or unfelt or left undone.
May the new year bring to you a Balance of all good things.......

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Don!

polona said...

knights and dragons are always there whether we call upon them or not...
blessings, don!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your visit and wishes, Don. I wish you a new year filled with joy, sunshine and success in all you do.

When seeking balance, I also bear in mind that, like the pendulum in motion, balance is a fleeting thing at best. Seeking something does not mean that we will achieve it, the message is in the searching.

All Blessings for the New Year

...Z

getzapped said...

Nice post and thoughts to take into 2007. Thanks!

Don Iannone said...

My thanks to each of you for your wonderful comments. Wishing you all a happy new year!

Poetry by Kai said...

have a great new year!

samuru999 said...

Wonderful words, Don!
Thank you!
May the new year bring you much joy!

Margie

trinitystar said...

Intrepid adventurers Don ... in a dream ... imagination ... its when we get hooked into the illusions of fear and all that which follows do we come unstuck.
Great post ... good insight.
hugs for you
:o)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Trinitystar, Margie, and Kai. May the light within you shine bright through the looming darkness we experience from time to time.

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