Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Serious Force


Recently, several bloggers have experienced in a serious way the biggest force of nature known to man:
Gravity

Oh, I have always known and respected gravity.  It has shaped everything about me, quite literally.  Every line on my face cries out, “Gravity did this!” 

The drooping arch of branches says, “Look!  See this!  Gravity!”

A treasured vase crashing into tiny shards shouts, “See what Gravity did?!”

Simple stumble over an unseen obstacle sends an adult colliding with concrete.  The broken bone(s) scream, “Damn you, Gravity!”

Gravity is immediate in its results.  

Gravity is inexorable in its demands.  

Gravity is consistent in its behavior.  

Gravity is ever-present.  

Gravity is a great equalizer.  

Gravity dictates the physical results on Earth.

Gravity is one grave force of nature.

Live with it.  Or not.  It's still has the same effect.

20 comments:

  1. That is a lot to think about. But I think gravity is a coward and I'd like to punch it in the face. It only picks on the weak but the young and strong can fight it.
    Happy mid-week day.

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    1. I always marveled at children on the playground. They would take a tumble, bounce, and take off running again. Me? I would lie there like a slug if I fell.

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  2. Yes, what goes up, will eventually come down. My boobs have met my knees, and too often lately, my face has met the floor.

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    1. The boobs are inevitable. The face plant, though, is one that I really hate.

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  3. Yeah gravity sure does suck, each and everyone of us at some point with gravity will be sol haha

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  4. Yep...gravity...bags under the eyes slowly deepen to become four or five chins. Lots of fun.

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    1. I keep angling my chin higher to counter-act chin-age. But the eye bags don't have the same solution.

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  5. Amazing to think that Issac Newton was able to postulate that the same force that makes an apple drop also makes the moon orbit the earth. Deep thoughts:)

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    1. ...and on a Wednesday at that! That Isaac Newton: he certainly did much to the field of physics, math, and science.

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  6. And it is harder and harder to get up.

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    1. Those senior assist recliners are looking more and more useful. Oh, not for me...

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  7. Gravity is not my best friend, but it's a far worse foe for my husband and daughter, ha!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Gravity has made some real dents in me. Your poor hubby and daughter---hope they can heal well.

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  8. And gravity can be intensity, bearing, or the weight of truth.
    Nice approach. . .

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    1. The gravity of gravity can never be underestimated.

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  9. The atmospheric pressure bothers me, how do we manage to stand up? :0)

    I think you can order from Amazon.co.uk, and if you don't order express delivery, Susan, the cost of postage is not too prohibitive, I believe. Maybe one day my work will be included in other countries. I'm sending Snakeskin out to agents this year, a thing I never did with the children's books, so just maybe...

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  10. Here again, just received your email and thank you so much for your encouragement. I live in hope that my work will come to the notice of a publisher, agent. Some years ago I sent one of my short stories to an editor and she said that I was wasting my time writing short pieces and that I was a novelist. She also added that one day I would 'make it', she didn't know when, but she was certain of this. I then went on to further study and became a minister in the church! I've returned to writing at last and hope to live long enough to make that dream of 'being a known novelist' come true. :0)

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!