In response to prompt : Fret
I fret a lot about everything ,
From the tiniest to the mightiest king.
When I’m distressed I increase my worry,
I agonized, I hurt her feeling, I must say sorry.
To the person I may have wronged,
Who’s upset I can sing her a song!
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?
Sometimes in every one’s life there are times we stand out, whether it is excelling in school, teaching, getting married, taking part in extracurricular activities or even attending a wedding reception or a school play.
I have been to a few wedding receptions not too long ago. I attended some because I was invited by the bride’s or grooms mother.
There was one I attended which took me long hours to reach, it was the wedding of my daughter’s friend. The wedding was in Calgary, going from St. John’s to Calgary took many hours by air. I boarded the flight in the early hours of the morning, I reached Calgary at 10:00 p.m. local time.
I went the next morning to the house of the bride’s mother, all her relatives were attending the wedding, I was the only guest whom they didn’t know, I stood out in the crowd, this was the first time I did not feel awkward, I was comfortable. I did not feel the urge to hide.
There was one occasion where I wished I could fade into the woodwork. I was selected to play the part of a priest in Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” I tried to convince Sr. Joseph Mary I did not want to be in the play, she insisted I have to, I had only a few words to say, I was uneasy and anxious to end my part, the audience thought I did well, I wished I’d disappear ASAP!
When you do something scary or stressful– bungee jumping, public speaking, –do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or strangers? Why?
Bungee jumping requires a lot of courage,it’s not for people like me.
I haven’t been involved in public speaking much, the few times I was forced to do it, I preferred not to have my friends surrounding me. Friends have a peculiar habit of making a mental note of the mistakes I made and refuse to let it go. I am comfortable with the strangers, I’m not worried about what they’ll say because their criticism will not reach my ears. At least this is what I hope.
Once in college I was compelled to take the part of the priest in Shakespeare’s, ‘Twelfth Night’ before I came on the scene I was very nervous, I thought I’d faint. When I finally came on and started speaking all those jitters that I had before seemed to disappear.
A friend of mine once remarked, “you shouldn’t be nervous, you taught for a long time”. Somehow it’s not the same feeling. In that scenario, I knew my students well, I spend hours with them five days a week. I am not uneasy.
Rain is falling drip drop
Umbrella is what I need
So I do not get wet
The rain keeps falling
She is unable to go out
The thought makes her uneasy!
Is difficult to bear
Will expose you to unbearable pain!
Mold and mildew
Brought in by the
Oh it is such a pain!
Yes I truly agree cliches become cliches for a reason. There are lessons we learn from them,which is why we still use them.
My experience with ,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,” has taught me lessons I wouldn’t have learned otherwise.
It happened when I was looking for a teaching job. I got one of the jobs I applied for. I was uneasy about taking the job,because I thought if I accept it I may not be able to explore other possibilities. I kept thinking and put my acceptance letter on hold. The authorities wanted an answer within a couple of days,I wasn’t overly anxious to tell them I’d take it.
When I didn’t see any other job prospect, I quickly wrote my acceptance letter. Unlucky for me when the authorities failed to get an answer from me, they thought the obvious i.e.,she is not interested. They reopened their file and gave the job to the applicant next on their list. I was left in the cold,well how’s that for,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,” I told myself. From then on I took any job that came my way, teaching I mean!