Thursday Thoughts: Universal Billboards

These are scary times. I’m not particularly worried. By the time I need more toilet paper, hopefully, the panic will be toned down. At this point, I don’t have to get out except…Starbucks. And fresh air. And cabin fever. I also worry for the owners/workers of the small restaurants we frequent. We’ll start doing takeout to help them but I am NOT a fan of Chinese takeout. I ❤ Chinese food, but it just doesn't taste the same if I take it home. Anyway. I'll do it for our friends. I will need dog and cat food in a few days. This said, while so many people fret and worry and fear this pandemic, we all have other fears that are just as pressing, looming, frightful. When this message from the Universe hit yesterday, I had to share it today.

Silver, have you noticed it, too? How fears are a lot like highway billboards?

The faster you’re moving, the quicker they approach, the larger they get, and the more they block your view of what’s real and alive. To the point that they tower above you, larger than life itself, giving you pause and more reason than ever to turn around and retreat to safety.

Yet if you muster the courage to stay the course, in just a blink they’re behind you, put into proper perspective. And then as quickly as they appeared, they completely vanish.

If you want to stay the course, then please, just stay the course.

Tallyho, ho, ho –
The Universe
© ®

Silver, that’s why we did away with billboards here a long time ago. Besides, no one uses our highways.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? And a great analogy but…we ARE dealing with the Universe so… I’m breathing easier these days, no pun intended. Stress tightens my chest and it hurts to breathe. Things are looking up and a few of my billboards are in the rearview mirror. I’m looking forward, slowing down a bit to see the scenery and realize that life is pretty darn good. The depression is still with me but I CAN look on the bright side so I have hopes that this, too, shall pass, and it’ll be just a big ol’ honkin’ billboard–like that talking on in that Steve Martin movie–that waves goodbye as I drive by. How are y’all doing during these weird and wacky times?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Billboards

  1. Yesterday, I managed to find a place where I was okay with everything and could relax. Then a fresh load of manure hit. Now? Well, I’m treading water and trying to keep my head above the waves.

    Speaking of water, there’s a new thunderstorm headed our way. Fingers crossed we don’t lose power. Ah, March. This year it seems like we’re going to get lamb on both ends and lion in the middle.

    • Silver James says:

      WordPress is being turdy. When I click on comments on my dashboard, I get the blue circle of death so I’m having to actually come to the blog and comment like a person, not the author. LOL Anyway, I saw your stuffs. I hope it all resolves! And we got around 3 inches of rain from that complex. Hope y’all didn’t get drenched. Plus, sounds like you might get to go fishing next week! Hang in there, ❤

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