Let’s Get Real

I heard someone say, we need to stop fighting reality in order to be happy.

It stopped me in my tracks since we do shadowbox with what is, something I already know, not accepting the things we cannot change, to quote St. Augustine.

Life is so unpredictable with her twists and turns.

Have you ever heard, the Gods laugh, while we make plans?

You wonder what’s the point of anything then.  We should just keep coasting down that perennial hill without breaks or a map.

I feel fighting reality is a way of surviving, striving to overcome the challenges tossed in our path.

I still spar with my hearing loss, even though I’m told it’s a done deal.  Makes me think of FDR, who after years of being in a wheelchair, still believed one day he’d walk.

Is that denial or faith?

Stupidity or wisdom?

Hope verses certainty?

Paul Tillich said, the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.

So broken down, reality can be viewed like looking through a funhouse mirror, those bells and whistles that may, or may not, ring true.

It’s hard to be faithful to a rainbow that may never come, but I do think, the possibility of its arrival, waiting at the station with flowers and a bottle of bubbly beneath a banner of welcome, is a much better place to be.

Go where it’s warm, I’ve heard it said…

so excuse me, while I pack for Miami.




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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16 Responses to Let’s Get Real

  1. micklively says:

    I can’t help but think you’d be a different person, if you lived in Miami, and I rather like the person you are now. It’s a very selfish view, I know, to keep you in the cold and damp for my entertainment. 😉

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I think that we cannot survive without hope. And although we each have various and different hopes, they are all necessary.

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  3. So funny! I wrote about hope today too. Must be the time of the year for introspection. Or hope! We’d be a limp pile of noodles without it.


  4. I love thinking of you at the station waiting for the rainbow to come.

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  5. My problem with going where it is warn is 1) I love the changes – fall here is beautiful and fresh snow on Christmas morning is wonderful. 2) Cost of living here beats anywhere warm and disability will not give me a moving increase (surprise). 3) Everyone is going where it’s warm, so it getting quieter up here.
    ” ‘Nuff said.”
    – Stan Lee-



  6. I’m not sure who I’d be without hope, I’m pretty sure we’re conjoined twins.

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