Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Art of Balance

The Art of Balance
An entry for this week's Single Frame Stories Challenge

The art of balance is all about managing weight. At first thought, taking on the lightest possible load seems the best strategy. It’s not.

Gravity requires sufficient mass to ground us within its stabilizing embrace. Without enough well-arrayed ballast, a stray gust of wind would send us flying topsy turvy; a passing fancy could shanghai us into insensible service; or a glancing blow from the hand of fate might knock us down into dark despair.

Over time, a well-weighted garland of burdens strengthens the will, opens the heart and fosters an equilibrium that’s immune to misfortune or boon.

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