Rising Above The Unknown

I posted another short essay hoping to be a part of a group called Friday Fictioneers. Since 6 a.m. I’ve been trying to link my story to their site, to no avail. I have instructions printed out, and still can’t do it. I’m in tears because I feel that stupid.

As I told Elle, I could have been writing all this time.

A pilot without visibility needs to have faith in the instruments of his plane knowing they’ll get him there safely.  He can’t waver on this…he needs to dig in, his resolve intact.

I feel we non-pilots quite often do the same, just on the ground.

I saw a great saying in a church window: Give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way.

It made an impression.

I look yonder into my future and see nothing, yet having been on the planet so long, know that’s not the way it works.  Something breathtaking could be coming, or equally crippling, but we wisely won’t go there.

Having faith requires enormous vigilance, a trait I loosely possess.

  Blessed are those who have faith who cannot see, says The Torah.

Oh really Moses? I know you circled that desert like a polo pony finally getting to the other side, so I suppose you’re a good enough reference as any.

That’s my goal for today – to keep myself open for good not lingering in the shadow of uncertainty alongside things one has no control of, like cyber life beyond me.

I can only compare this to walking on the sunny side of the street, and there’s always that opportunity – we just need to cross over, the light beckoning like a beacon leading us home.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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33 Responses to Rising Above The Unknown

  1. I hate technology (at least sort of). I hate when I’m fussing with stuff when I could be writing a Pulitzer prize winning piece. Hang in there. Sometimes when you walk away and then go back, things fall in place (or the computer falls out the window).


  2. Lynn says:

    Technology can definitely give us a run for our money, trying to figure it all out some days! I spent a couple of hours editing pictures from a recent trip yesterday, only to realise I don’t think I saved all of the edits I had made. (Insert groan & a few words of profanity here)

    Hope you find some of that warm sunshine on the sunny side of the street today, if nothing else, than to warm your heart a wee bit. It is beautiful & sunny here in the north today, know that I am sending some of that brightness to shine on you!


  3. Elle Knowles says:

    Look on the bright side…you got a nice post out of that frustration! 😉 H thinks I am a miracle technology person. He has no idea how many hours a day I waste some days to get to what I need! ~Elle


  4. bob181 says:

    Maybe there is a problem with the instructions or their system. Yesterday Apple’s iCloud, iTunes App store were offline for over eight hours and they lost about three million per hour ( google news ). They have the best computer engineers money can buy. Talk about feeling bad!!!


  5. The pure poetry of that last line made my day, Susannah. I feel like I should print it out and put it up on my wall somewhere.


  6. Sorry I wasn’t here sooner to cheer you up. But now that I am here I can’t for the life of me, think of anything to add to all the kind thoughts everyone else had. So taking a page from you (which you yourself recently took) all I can say is—Shit! Some days just are. Well…how’d I do Susannah? :O.


  7. skinnyuz2b says:

    Thanks for sharing the saying in the church window. I love it! I’ll try to keep it in mind.


  8. Just be glad you don’t have 2 young adults living with you during these moments. I consider myself somewhat savvy in the technology department for my age group, however my daughter acts as if I’m rocking in a corner with a helmet and straight jacket when I ask her something as simple as “can you help me with this playlist?” I had to remind her that I taught her how to tie her shoes and wipe her ass, which I did not have to do. See…it could be worse.
    I love the message from the church sign!


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