The Tightrope

15 Jul

First things first, y’all.  The title of this blog derived from lyrics to a song I heard while cleaning the house this past weekend.  I was listening to it on cd (yes, those still exist), and the words really struck me.

“I grew up on a tightrope, 
learned to smile 
even when I was falling down.”
I said out loud, “I love that!”  And, truth be told, I love it because it really fits me and who I am.  If you think about it, we all have “tightrope” moments in our lives.  Trying to walk from one place in our lives to another – balancing – and trying not to fall on our face.  Sometimes we make it across fairly easily, sometimes it’s a struggle, and sometimes we bust our tails no matter how hard we have tried not to.  But, instead of making an awful face on the way down – why not just brace yourself…and grin and bear it?  

I’m not suggesting we be emotionless robots, but there is something to be said for being able to laugh at yourself (or your circumstance), and then get off the ground, hop right back up on the rope, and keep going.

Sure, sometimes we all need a break.  Sometimes we need a moment to say, “That really freakin’ hurt.”  So take a break if you need one, but the next time you have a little fall…try smiling on the way down.  Beacause, hey, at least you’re still part of this crazy circus life.

One Response to “The Tightrope”

  1. Virginia July 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm #

    Diamond Diamond! Don’t you just love Jennifer Nettles? 🙂 I am so excited that you’re starting a new blog because I love to read it! Hope everything is fabulous! XOXO

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