Friday, October 18, 2013

Choice and Consequence

I've always liked the quote;
"The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty."
It's so true isn't it?

Why is it easier to stay standing on our rock in the pouring rain
than to venture out and look for sunshine?
Is it because we think it's probably still raining at the next rock?
Are we scared the next rock will be smaller?
Perhaps it's because we are scared we won't find another rock.


We make our choice to stay standing on that rock
and so we have to accept the consequences it comes with.
We will continue to get wet.



It snowed here yesterday...
just a bit and it melted as it landed...
but it was enough to make me wonder
why I choose to stay standing on this rock...







38 comments:

Hot Rocks said...

Vancouver Island is a better rock for us Canadians! That is the rock that I will be going to in a few years, coz I'm done with long cold winters. Happy weekend my friend, hope it's a bit warmer for you. :)

Sandra said...

reminds me of a favorite quote.
when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change, we will change. OR get off our rock

Brian said...

Yep,the silly weather can be rocky at times! Thanks so much for all of the purrs.

Terri Buster said...

Choices...oh my. Ifs and if onlys. I have been full of them ever since we started thinking about retirement. The mountains are calling me, but for this reason and that reason I will never live there. But I still have hope.

Crafting Queen said...

Hope you have really nice weather soon.

Our photos said...

Is there already fallen snow with you?
I hope it's still just stay away from us here in the Netherlands.
Greetings RW & SK

Willow said...

Usually I'll just stand on a rock to see a better view then scoot on. When I was a teenage my mom use to say I had rocks in my head ( funny usually when I had a great idea that I just loved )~ since we were on the subject of rocks ;)

Sylvia said...

Great quote and thoughts, Catherine !
And the perfect photo !
Happy weekend,
Sylvia

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Wow, that is early winter beginning... and that till the end of April or so.
Stand on your rock; bad things do pass and we can always look forward to a new sunny day!
Hugs,
Mariette

TexWisGirl said...

really nice heron shot. stoic. stubborn. staid. :)

Kerri Farley said...

This post hits home.....sometimes my world is completed upended by uncertainty.....I HATE Uncertainty....but life is full of it....and so I need to get over it.....but it is SO HARD!

LOVE your Heron!!

LĂșcia said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the snow here!
Have a good weekend Catherine!

Carolynn Anctil said...

You want to know what really blows my mind...? I left a rainy rock to step onto this windy, snowy one. *hysterical laughter*

Happy Friday, my friend! We're in this together.

Tamago said...

Very profound post! It sure is easy to stay on the rock in rain. I may move to the different rock when I get brave or feel the urge to do so. But staying doesn't mean not being brave. I think what's important is that we make a choice on our own :-)
Have a lovely (and hopefully warmer) weekend xoxo

Alice Marie said...

How true. I'm experiencing the misery of my current job but I'm just not brave enough look for another rock....maybe one day I'll wake up and jump off this rock and wander off.

Susan said...

Oh boy oh boy, did you hit it right on the head. I've been standing on the same rock myself for quite awhile now. Every time I go to step off I chicken out. Bakbakbak! I guess I'm just not ready yet. When you are really really ready you will. Have faith in yourself, you are a very wise woman.

Grace said...

I'm a dedicated rock hopper - didn't use to be - but now the frequency of my hopping and the size of the rock is only limited by my bank balance - I may be crazy but I'm not stupid!

Elisabeth said...

A beautiful blog ! But Snow already? that's early!!
Have a happy weekend XX Elisabeth

colehauscats said...

We love that saying and try to think of it often. We can believe your snow already. Wish we'd get some down here in the states Vancouver. Have a good weekend!

S. Etole said...

It's predicted here for this weekend. Just a smattering so far.

Tammy said...

I enjoyed this quote, Catherine as well as your thoughts! I hope the next snow fall is a ways away:) Have a great weekend!

Linens and Royals said...

That's a lot to think about and why is your heron a different colour to my herons? Don't come over to this rock right now the bushfires are still burning and though I am not near them the smoke haze covering everything is making it difficult to breathe.

Ann said...

I've often wondered the same thing about why I live on this rock

GreatGranny said...

Sometimes it takes awhile to step off that rock of safety.
So hoping for snow this year.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Might be that the rock is a comfort zone, and by the time you really consider moving on to the next one, it's a change of season, and you forget the misery.

Jen

Eileen said...

Great quote!

I was in Saskatoon and on Thursday morning there was bit of snow on top of the car. I am NOT ready for it to be winter yet!

Here's hoping it stays away for a month or so.

Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Totally true! So many times i've wondered why i've stayed on certain rocks, and yet i find myself staying. Weird. :)

SweetMarie said...

I have chosen a different rock and will be visiting there this month and moving there in a few months. :)

Ross said...

What a great post! We got snow here yesterday as well although like you it melted as it hit the ground. Hope you have a great weekend!

troutbirder said...

I'll stay on the rock, unless of course, global warming put me under water. Then I'll have to swim for it...:)

Debra Taylor said...

Looking good and stable on that rock!

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Nancy said...

Different seasons of life bring different reasons but all in all sometimes I think we believe we don't have a choice therefore we are safe to stay on the rock....

Madge Bloom said...

Interesting post Cat, you've made me stop and think (not too many posts do that). I think for me the certainty of the familiar 'rock' keeps me in place most of the time...

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have a hard time 'changing rocks' because....well, I don't know exactly, but I need to just take that leap and not worry about getting wet OR snowed on!

Linda R said...

Love this.. I wish I would have left my rock about 20 years ago. So much beauty out here. Much prettier than that desert.

Hugs~

Pantherka said...

Fright with snow.
Have a nice Sunday.

Becca said...

Oh no, not snow already! Stay warm my friend!

Kitties Blue said...

Mom liked that a lot because it is so true. It is like waiting for results from a medical test. It is so much better to know the worst than fear the worst. Then you can at least start making plans. Snow already. The humans were in eastern Canada just a couple of weeks ago and temps were in the 70s. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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