I am sitting here in my Magical Writing Haven watching and hearing magic. We are in the midst of a storm and fortunately, it’s not an especially violent one…nearby counties to the east and south of us are in a tornado watch but we are not. That doesn’t mean that a tornado definitely won’t happen, just that statistically it’s not as likely to happen. In Texas during the springtime, we go on high alert when the skies begin to grow dark, the wind picks up and grows calm and it becomes eerily quiet and then the silence is broken by the crash of thunder and the darkening skies are illuminated by strike after strike of lightning. But in this moment, the thunder and lightning are so just amazing…so loud and bright. And in the midst of all that, there are doves cooing outside my window. Such a juxtaposition between the violence of a storm and the peace that is implied by the presence of the doves. While we Texans are hunkered down and trepidatious in the midst of a spring storm, nature just keeps doing its thing with little to no worries. Maybe we all need to internalize that message…no matter how chaotic and scary life is, we can’t spend all of our time worrying about it. We have to address the chaos and fear, then move on and be our best self. Turn those things into something positive. Like so many people have pointed out, our lives are not a dress rehearsal…this is it…opening night and everyone that loves and hates us, as well as complete strangers, your critics, and people that are just hoping that you’ll trip and fall flat on your face when you emerge from the wings of the stage are here. So step onto the stage, hit your mark, and give them the show of a lifetime. And then wait for the applause.
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