Sometimes They Fall

3d_-_chrome_ballsI’ll have another installment of my novel probably on Saturday, but because my posting has been a bit sporadic this week I wanted to put something up. I’d love for it to be something quick, pithy and deep, but I’ll probably just end up with one out of three.

So, “sometimes they fall”…am I talking about our heroes? Our stock values? Those really freaky clowns who walk around on stilt legs?


I mean the balls.

Sometimes the balls fall. Or, rather, we drop them. And “sometimes” is probably an understatment for many of us.

The older I get, it seems the more I have to juggle and less free time to do so. With so many balls in the air, something is bound to fall. Hell, just this week I’ve dropped at least one major ball and God knows how many medium-priority ones.

We need to accept this in ourselves and we need to be ready to forgive it in others. Gravity wins out, in reality and in the metaphorical ball-juggling world we all live in. We just need to do the best we can, to keep as many balls in the air as we can, as long as we can.

And try to make sure that when they do fall, no one gets hit on the head or slips on one of the damn things.


2 Responses to “Sometimes They Fall”

  1. March 30, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Good advice. Yet, it’s kinda nerve-racking doing that juggling act. Sometimes we foolishly believe we can add just one more ball to the ones we’re currently juggling. Just one more. How hard can that be?

    Well, I often find out with painful results. But, you know, it’s good to have that belief that we can do super-human feats even when reality breaks in, from time to time, with all it’s matter-of-fact take on our abilities, and convinces us otherwise.

  2. 2 Deacon Blue
    March 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Yeah, I’ve been adding “just one more ball” for far too long. LOL

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