Hoping that I am on a roll with Trifecta. I would like to keep it up if I can but so much to do, so little time. And, on the matter of Time and Tide waiting for no woman…
[box title=”The Prompt:” style=”soft” box_color=”#708f7f” radius=”20″] Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia, wrote, “It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.” We are looking for a 33-word explanation of what scares you (or your character).
[dropcap style=”flat”]T[/dropcap]ime with Tide, close kin:
sand runs out,
Time appropriating grain of opportunity, now so elusive
– swept past our grasping hopes.
prospects slipped by,
lost forever in the heaping spoil below.
I do not fear growing old but I am scared of dying without achieving my potential. So much to do, so very little time to do it in. If I had more time, I would do a better job of this. 33 words takes far more time and effort than you would think. It’s pretentious rubbish but it does say what I want to say, even if it fails to do it well.
Andrew Marvell had sand in mind when thinking of time too –
[quote] But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity.[/quote]
Have a great weekend and try to fit into it as much living as you can – it won’t come again.