Today is Groundhog Day. Yippee? I’ve never quite understood the whole mythos behind seeing shadows or not–especially given all the lights, cameras, and action surrounding Punxsutawney Phil. Poor thing. Anyway, whenever I think of Groundhog Day, I think of the Bill Murray movie. Yes, it’s a comedy, and silly, and waaay over the top, but deep down, it has a message. And guess what–the Universe is jolly-on-the-spot to explaing things.
Silver, you know that feeling?
That sense of eagerness for the moment. Optimism for the future. And confidence that you’re exactly “when” and where you should be. That feeling that makes dark days lighter and light days brighter. That precedes breakthroughs, conquests, and euphoria.
Yes, that feeling!
Well, it doesn’t just come.
You have to give it to yourself.
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PS – Silver, if it helps, take it from me that you are exactly when and where you should be.
I might be there, Universe, but sometimes, with 2020 hindsight, I sometimes wish I–like weatherman Phil Connors–wish I could have a do-over. Surely, I’d get it right the second time around, right? But then the Universe reminds me that I’m here in the now and it’s okay. What about y’all? Would you like a do-over for something? My do-over would be a bit of worldbuilding in the Penumbra Papers series. I wouldn’t send the vampires into a death-like sleep at dawn. Not sure I’d let them hang out on the beach 🤣 but being awake during daytime when most humans are functioning? Yeah. I might. Those of you who are fans, what do you think about that retcon?
You could actually write that into a book – someone comes up with a formula that allows vampires to daywalk and Sinjin wrestles with the possibilities. Eh, on the other hand, I think that’s been done. Nevermind. Your stories and characters are exactly who they’re supposed to be. YAY.
I’ve thought about do-overs in my life. A lot. What if this hadn’t happened or that hadn’t happened. Stop for the red light. Don’t get involved with him or him or him.
Past mistakes abound. But I’m in a place now where I realize that all those events made me who I am today and I kinda like me, so no.
That’s kinda how I feel. Past decisions put me “here” and if I wasn’t “here,” there would not be an Only or a Stormy. There might be others, but not “them.” And I might or might not have written the books I wrote. Good thing the Universe is so smart, huh? Stay warm and dry. We’re a skating rink this morning but supposed to unfreeze this afternoon. 🤞🏼