Tuesday, April 1, 2008

rollercoaster ride

I’ve always been fascinated with people who love riding the rollercoaster. To me, it represents something horrifying. Just thinking that at the end of that upward climb is a very steep fall, it lmost makes me want to gag. I cannot understand why people look forward to going through the terrifying dizziness and all the sharp twists and turns. I much prefer the quiet stability of the carousel. Knowing that though it may go up and down and that it goes round in circles, there will be an end and it won’t be me puking my guts out for the world to see.
Unfortunately, we cannot choose what rides to avail in life. Most of the time, we end up riding the ones that we are most afraid of. We shout for dear help and sometimes we get lucky that someone will be listening. Sometimes, not so and we are left to fend for ourselves. If we’re really being tested, we end up hanging by the side of the rollercoaster with only one arm to support us.

Of course, this is not the case all the time. We also have our moments in the carousel. We can watch life pass by in a leisurely manner and we can learn from the mistakes of others. We can also ask other travelers where they might have come from and take note to stay away from the rough terrain.

I have journeyed far and long in this life but I know that there will still be many more to come. I have fallen and gotten up, fallen again and thought that I would not be able to get up but again and again, I was able to get up. I’ve thrown up and had someone clean it up for me while other times, I’ve cleaned up someone else’s puke. I’ve been dizzy with happiness and have drowned in despair. I have lived. I may not have liked going on the ride but I have learned because of it. I have lived.

Have you lived?


  1. Lived and still living. To quote Fred Durst, Keep on rollin', baby.

  2. I don't live the most exciting life. Not even close, but it's hard for me to feel sad about that when I my life is filled with three adorable kids.

  3. We all don't live an exciting life, few does but I think in our own way, we live in the best way we can and thats what matters.


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