How Do you View Luck in Your Success and Failures?
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Is anybody Irish here? Well today everyone can be Irish. I had a green bagel this morning in honor of St. Patty's Day. There are lots of wonderful green things like Kermit the Frog, shamrocks, and guacamole. What a combination!
The theme of today's Midweek Muse is "good luck."
When you suffer from depression it may be difficult to think of how you can have good luck. For all you um...older folk out there...remember the show "Hee Haw" and that song...glloom despair? Well if you don't, here are some of the lyrics:
GLOOM, DESPAIR AND AGONY ON ME
From the TV Show "Hee-Haw" (1969 -1992)
Buck Owens & Roy Clark
"Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me."
And then they would always have some horrible story to tell of bad luck. Is this the kinda "luck" that you can relate to?
Do you believe that luck even exists or do you think you make your own luck?
I am also reminded of that Clint Eastwood show down in your face quote: "Do you feel lucky punk?"
It can be fun to think of all the songs with "luck" or "lucky" in the title such as "Luck be a Lady Tonight" or "Lucky Star" or "Some Guys have all the luck." Can you think of any more?
Okay but back to our mood and luck. Is there anything you feel lucky about?
Here is my offering for today's theme:
Luck and dreams
and ethereal things
Good luck they say
and walk away
A prayer, a chant
Words to fill
Go take a pill
Down on your luck
Same old thing
You're stuck in the muck.
When there's no one to tell
No one to hear
The luck you do have
Is what you most fear
Okay so that came out a little more dark than I had imagined. That is the thing with creative writing...you never know what is going to come out. It is always a little excavation into your psyche. Apologies for my horrible rhymes.
Now it is your turn! Tell me about your luck. Write a song, a poem, draw something, write something about...luck. I want to hear it all. Expressing yourself through the creative arts can be very healing. And through the process you can find out more about yourself and what you really feel.
Happy St. Patty's Day everybody! Think green.