What precedes decision
Experiencing that is only
new to you once.
Billions of presentations
most of which are ignored.
Invitations to ponder;
opportunities to eradicate ignorance.
‘Train stops’ that all
too often become just a blur as you pass them by.
Unique juxtaposition of
energy and matter that can be taken seriously.
An ‘engagement’ or
‘involvement’ you can never fully understand ‘til you try.
An ignoring, eschewing or
beginning which may recriminate, confound or reveal.
A quandary which seems
real once and then becomes a ‘nag’ or a memory or both.
Little ‘plots’ that
invite you to plant roots with the possibility of growth and
- Perhaps life is
monotonous to those who abhor change.
- Perhaps you must
adjust the sails to navigate toward your intended direction.
- Perhaps the fear
of frustrations prevents considerations from metamorphosing.
circumstances determine you unless you acknowledge the
- Perhaps major
alterations require new material; perhaps it is only
available to those who seek it.
overcoming inertia is only possible when we smile with
delight when faced with possibilities.
- Perhaps we all
seek the comfort and safety of the familiar; perhaps it is
the unfamiliar that we must seek to improve.
- Perhaps most
‘could haves’, ‘would haves’, ‘might’of’s’ and ‘should’ofs’
can be avoided with a little practiced courage.
- Perhaps YOU are
the opportunity you are always searching for; perhaps you
must hold in high esteem your powers of reflection and
- Perhaps youth is
prone to lollygag because of the surfeit of choices that
apparently will always ‘be there’; perhaps you are ‘old’
when they have all disappeared.
ESSAY ON OPPORTUNITY by EDWIN O'SHEA
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