We think about destiny
shaping us in straight lines,
manifest futures en route
(of course) guided
to destinations we can’t see.
I find that fate does not fuel lives
directly but chooses to careen
until we reach the end,
bruised but better.
© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott
Written for dVerse, where this week Lillian asks us to write a quadrille with the word “careen”
14 thoughts on “Bouncing to the end”
Love everything about this! Excellent reflection caused by the use of the word “careen”….and the illustration is perfect! Two holidays ago we bought our grandson one of those marble things….where they each hang down, like in your illustration, and you lift one off to the side, it hits the others and causes the reaction. If you lift two off to the side, a different reaction. I like the idea of comparing this to life.
I’m not so sure about the ”but better” bit, but yes, fate certainly can have its way with us at times!
Bruised but better… love the thought… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger I guess.
Yes, nothing goes in a straight line.
Indeed, life seldom runs in a straight line- well done!
when I first read this, I thought you’d written “bitter”… it’s definitely a matter of perspective, and yours shines through 🙂
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Love the wisdom in this, sometimes we have to get bruised, I’m sure for the sake of free will, but our detours can be worked into God’s plan! 💓
Have a good Monday
This is absolutely outstanding! I love the idea of “bruised but better.” It speaks to me of inner strength and courage. 💝💝
So, bruise is beauty mark, eh? Hmmm…
i love the ending, ‘bruised but better’
There are, the trials of our lives that fate’s endowed, onto us, and, what we make of them, our own, attitudes of, seeing them as good or bad, that, is how it will, all, turn out…
Your quadrille is incredibly wise, and thought-provoking … the art is perfect!