Under the Green Desk Lamp…
I can remember the view from the top. Looking down upon where I’d started from was humbling and inspiring, and before me the world spread out—an unending stretch of wonder and potential.
Climbed a mountain and I turned around,
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills,
‘Til the landslide brought it down.
It all went sideways fast. Then upside down. Uncertainty, and then sudden panic. It doesn’t last long, but it does stay with you. Ambition can be funny that way, especially when coupled with time and chance.
Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Then, there’s nothing more to be done. Just let it slide away, and see where you end up. The lesson can take a lifetime to come, but ultimately, it’s learned in an instant.
But time makes you bolder,
Even children get older,
And I’m getting older, too.
In the end, you’re left with whatever remains, and you’d better make the most of it. Broken or not, you will have to make do. That’s the thing about life, and about potential—it doesn’t come easy. It was never meant to.
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills,
Well the landslide will bring it down.
Sooner or later, we all fall down.
-Brad OH Inc.