The Journey....  

travelingintexas 42M
11/15/2005 1:06 am
The Journey....

I had planned to write tonight to have something for everyone in the morning. I find however, I suddenly feel kicked in the stomach. Funny how emotions ebb and flow. The storm of emotions that we choose to believe in can turn. I can remember laying there a week or two ago feeling pretty damn good.

Then I remembered I would be going through a painful period in the next few weeks. As I laid there on my metaphorical peak, I realized I had a valley to cross. My choice was to cross down into the valley and then up the other side. Or cross halfway across the valley, lay down and say "woe is me" until others heard my cry.

Well not this freaking time. See, as I descend into a season of pain, I know for the first time in a long time that emotions do ebb and flow. That being in the valley doesn't mean the end of life. It just means a continuation of the journey. On the other side of this low point I currently descend to is another mountainous peak.

Up and down, up and down. Today I hurt. Tomorrow I rejoice. Each time in the hope not for deliverance, because Deliverance has already come, but the patience to endure the pain and come out far stronger as I ascend into those mountainous peaks.

Starting small. Growing in capability. For if I was a mountain climber, Mt. Everest wouldn't be the first mountain I would tackle. Nor the second or the third. Which brings another thought. The higher the mountainous joy, the wider and lower the valley. This is the price we pay to occasionally, just maybe, have a few minutes of our lives spent looking out over the world.

Somehow, those majestic peaks and the view while there, seem worth it.

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
11/15/2005 6:38 am

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abmale1962 56M/53F
28 posts
11/15/2005 6:43 am

Daryl, this is off the subject buy I have an issue with you. My wife was reading your Bulging goes a partying post and started laughing so hard she pissed her pants. Now I have to get a new computer/desk chair. Thanks, I hated the old one.


rm_RxSUGAR 61M
102 posts
11/15/2005 7:56 am

Good post to make us think. When you get to be an old fart ( like me ) then it makes you happy as hell to find out other people are not living on the mountain top 'all' the time. lol

rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
11/15/2005 8:11 am

Ah eventually you'll add plateaus to your mountains and valleys and the time spent at the top will last longer.

Now, my question is, when Deliverance showed up did you hear banjo music?

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

blushingtigger 47F

11/15/2005 8:16 am

thank you, thank you, thank you. I, too, have been going through the ebb and flow of the peaks and valleys of my life and it is so encouraging to be reminded that not only am I not alone, that it isn't the end of the world.
I am forever indebted........(and will pay up anytime as long as you don't get too skinny!)

dangerouslyfunu4 54F

11/15/2005 8:45 am

All you have to do is ask !!!! Ill send you more Pics LOL !! But really life is that way and we just have to take the good with the bad Babe.. Kisses Di

rm_luke69iner 49M
3275 posts
11/15/2005 10:46 am

Whadda mean valleys ... Life ain't nothing but mountain tops fer me cause whenever I feel down I sing Ren & Stimpy's Happy Happy Joy Joy Song

The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song

Hello, boys and girls. This is your old pal, Stinky Wizzleteats. This is a song about a whale. No! This is a song about being happy! That's right! It's the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

I don't think you're happy enough! That's right! I'll teach you to be happy! I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs! Now, boys and girls, let's try it again!

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

If'n you aint the grandaddy of all liars! The little critters of nature... They don't know that they're ugly! That's very funny, a fly marrying a bumblebee! I told you I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me! Why didn't you believe me?!

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
11/15/2005 12:43 pm

Someone should just shoot Luke.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

barbiebunny 37F
5597 posts
11/15/2005 12:57 pm

And thru the seasons in the valley you will learn even more... just remember to call upon the angels to guide you.


Its good to be...ME

bardicman 51M

11/15/2005 1:19 pm

Speaking of deliverance Trav....

I am planning a canoe trip and was wondering if you are interested...

ROFL at Daphne.....

I am not dead yet

kokpelli_999 62M

11/15/2005 2:02 pm

Just as heat needs cold, light needs dark and mountains need valleys I used to believe joy needed sorrow. I don’t believe that any longer. I don’t make physical versus emotional analogies anymore. I have a choice. I can choose to feel sorrow and wallow in it or can feel momentary sorrow and store it in my Treasure Chest of Life’s Experiences. I have by no means perfected this process I’ve simply experienced the choice and the relief of it. I’m tired of my emotional states having to be valleys and mountains , surges and swells. I’m going to grow damn it. My life path is a series of ascensions and plateaus and I believe if I keep telling myself this I can make it so. I can create it if I ask for awareness.

PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
11/15/2005 4:55 pm

If you ever feel lonely down in the valley, you know where to find me.

I'll keep a light in the wondow and coffee warm in a thermos for you (sorry it's not a triple Venti mochaccino, just plain old home brew, but the beans here are world-class). Oh, and bread and cheese if you need a snack.

*HUGZ the Traveler*

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

weineroftheworld 67M

11/15/2005 5:02 pm

If not for valleys, there would be no mountains
If not for oceans, there would be no shore
If not for darkness, there would be no sunshine
If not for love, I would be no more...

rm_Elysia2005 44F
412 posts
11/15/2005 5:37 pm

My "valley" tends to last from October until March or so... So I know how you feel... Just keep in mind that I'm here for you (and might, in the near future) be there for you for a brief time as well...

bulging_boy 50M

11/15/2005 5:39 pm

The funny thing is you Texan freak,

If you take the time to look around, you find that you aint alone... and there's more people than you'd think that would help you along the way.

We're all on a journey and when someone falter, we should take the time to help, cause at some point... sooner or later... we will too!

Life isn't all about ourselves. Life is all about sharing.

Well to me anyhow.

Here! *parp* Sniff this.

impish_pixie 55F
6867 posts
11/15/2005 7:07 pm

The valley is full of shit - for that is where we grow and all growing things must have fertilizer to grow. But...if you really look in that valley you will find some of the most beautiful things that cannot survive the the "harsh-ness" of the mountain top. It's all perception sweetie and the valley can be just as wonderful as the mountaintop, the lessons we learn in the valley allow us to see the majesty of the mountain. Don't worry...there are plenty of us who would be willing to help you up that incline, even if we have to push from the bottom. God knows, your words have definintely pulled me up a few times. I'm gonna light a candle for you for clarity and peace - hope it warms your soul.

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn

SickHooteredLady 43F
62 posts
11/15/2005 8:52 pm

Hey TiT, cheer up! You know what that valley is called don't you? Its THE VALLEY OF THE JOLLY (HO HO H GREEN GIANT!

SickHooteredLady 43F
62 posts
11/15/2005 8:56 pm

Those damned smileys are a pain in the butt!!!

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
11/15/2005 9:14 pm

this reminds me of a song...and it goes a little like this...

Down in the Valley, Valley so looooow... um..I sorta don't know the rest of it...but it's a cool song.. really it is...

I think there's a line in it that says something about "hung your head over...????" or is it..hang your head over? or under? awww crap... I just don't know. You see Trav... singin ain't exactly my forte...but I sure wish I could sing it for ya. You cute lil cigarette smokin, huffin/puffin sweet big ol Texan you....

Hang in there Trav... we all got's hills and valleys and cliff's...and stuff. If it takes 13 days to climb the mountain, but you stop on the 12th day, how can you see the beauty of the reflection of the moon in the stream?... In other words... don't give up.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
11/15/2005 9:18 pm

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy

Why..that's quite catch ain't it.....

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
11/15/2005 9:20 pm

er...catchy... was supposed to be catchy...

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

SickHooteredLady 43F
62 posts
11/15/2005 10:27 pm

slide, you are such a comment ho!

Kisses & Hugs,

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
11/16/2005 12:21 am

... Why..thank's SHL...I didn't know you cared.

Trav... did you hear what she called me...????? Me... a comment whore... does that mean...I'm in the club now? Oh..I like clubs... so much fun... let's have a club Trav... what'ya say..huh? Ya wanna, huh...ya wanna...????????

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

tillerbabe 57F

11/16/2005 3:47 am

Your personal growth is inspiring to the rest of us! i'm so glad yer still here sweetie - what would I do without you???

spinmedown 50M
3626 posts
11/16/2005 3:53 pm

Usually there's good trout fishing in the valleys.
Keep looking to the positives.

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
11/17/2005 12:16 am

Ooohhhh I love reflective Trav!.. so dreamy....

My thoughts are with you :



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