the dog that pulls the cart

dog cart

Sometimes, I see a video or read a book and think something along the lines of “I should be….” or “I wonder why I didn’t….” or “maybe….if…..” .

What I do….is “what I do”…..I don’t think that there’s any confusion there….but I waste a lot of time thinking about the experiences that seem to be on the edge of where I am “right now”.

Mystery and adventure are simple.

What’s that Chinese saying about “exciting times”?

You can make things pretty adventurous pretty quickly if you don’t mind your business.

Things can get weird at the drop of a hat.

It’s not a big journey to peek down over the wall to see the grass on the other side, either….the grass that looks so much greener in the shade of the fence.

I’m not a hard man to fool sometimes.

The grass looks greener when you think that it’s the place to be.

Big secret, huh?

I guess that everybody feels like they might be better suited to doing “something else”.

Maybe that dissatisfaction is what pushes us onto something better…..or anchors us to something that always stays the same?

Sometimes dissatisfaction “pushes us” to something better….sometimes it just takes our legs out from under us.

Sometimes I feel like the dog that pulls the cart.

A horse would be better suited to the job.

But if I keep pulling….and don’t bark too much or go off course chasing squirrels….nobody notices that it’s just a dog pulling that load.

Nobody notices that maybe what I am or what I do should raise any eyebrows.

As long as I keep pulling the load, nobody thinks a second thought about the dog that pulls the cart.

And then there’s the thought that you better get your head screwed on straight and just appreciate the fact that you have a cart to pull.

You better quit complaining and just keep wagging your tail and keep on pulling that load.

“Gratitude” is a lot harder than “whining”.

It’s all a broken record….skipping on into eternity….”what if, what if, what if, what if, what if, what if……what is, what is, what is, what is….”

“What is”……

It’s not so bad to be a dog with a cart to pull.


Here’s a Jonny Lang song that’s pretty good…..a different kind of “grass is greener” situation than what I’m talking about, though…..

“the other side of the fence” Jonny Lang

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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