Once Upon A Time.

How apt that this brand new year starts with a Loose Bloggers Consortium (LBC) post the title of which has been suggested by the newest member of the consortium, Lin.  Appropriate, because it is the discipline of that one post per week that kept me posting with some kind of regularity in my blog.  It was otherwise a lacklustre year for blogging for me with posting very irregular and the inspiration to write posts for the blog rather insipid.

And, what a topic to start the year off on!

Like most of us, I too grew up with stories that started with “Once upon a time”!  And almost always ended with, “And they lived happily ever after!”

I wish that I had never grown up.

There have been just too many stories that started with “Once upon a time” and most of them did not end up with “and they lived happily ever after.”  In all fairness though, some of them did.

I am sure that this would be the take of almost all of us if we are honest with our stories about ourselves.  And we keep starting new stories with the same beginning hoping that there will be the happy endings.

But,

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

~ E. M. Forster,

 

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22 Responses to Once Upon A Time.

  1. Grannymar says:

    Life has always taken over any plan I made, sometimes upending or changing direction without my permission, so now I happily live in the moment and go with the flow… boring perhaps, but life is less stressful that way.
    Grannymar recently posted..A new beginning

  2. I plant seeds and nurture them. They don’t all have to do well to have a rewarding life.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..New Year’s Resolutions

  3. Cathy in NZ says:

    that is one of the reasons I don’t make New Years Resolutions – I allow my pathway/journey to be dictated by what evolves – both good/bad – if I was to have a set road, I couldn’t take off on a side road so easily…

  4. tammy j says:

    for one who has always lived very much in her head…
    it seems the older I get the more zen is my approach to life.
    I was never goal oriented. don’t even like the word!
    they produced the opposite effect on me.
    i love what john lennon said… life is what happens when you’re making other plans.
    or something like that.

  5. nick says:

    Well, of course no one ever lives happily ever after, real life is a mixture of pleasure and pain. But hopefully the pleasure dominates and the pain can be reduced in one way or another. But kids would be pretty miserable if stories always ended with “And they struggled through the rest of their lives.”
    nick recently posted..Sex symbols

  6. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    Yin-yang,
    straighten up,
    focus,
    aim,
    blog till you drop.
    Wishing you many moments of remembered childhood,
    and happy ever after.
    (Thanks for the great comment on my page.)
    Dun-Na-Sead recently posted..Once Upon A Time: Holmes For The Holidays

    • You are the man Shackman and Take Five takes me back to circa 1963 and Chennai when Duke Ellington’s Band Band had come to entertain the locals. I will never forget Sam Woodyard on the drums and the rest of the players leaving the stage and returning after five minutes! As far as the Brubeck quartet is concerned, what needs to be said?

  7. Pravin says:

    Once upon a time I read Ramana uncle’s blog and then I wrote to him. Asked him why he has written “I have stopped doing”. It sounds like Ashtavakra and very spiritual. He told me serious stuff (spiritual) and made a lot of jokes. Then he adopted me as nephew 🙂 Once upon a time… Once upon a time! Happy New Year http://business2buddha.com/2016/01/01/once-upon-a-time/
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