spectator sport


Some will walk and others will stay. Some will have long, drawn out explanations while others have nothing to say. Some will require much care and feeding while others do just fine with the little they are needing. Pull up a chair, don your shades and get comfortable to view that on-going parade. Make the wise choice to stay right where you are as there is no room for you in that tiny clown car.  Joining in another’s stroll down their chosen road can instantly put you into “ownership mode.” And one day should they tire of carrying that pack, you may find yourself with it square upon your back.  As they trot off to another adventure, you have now assumed the role of the servant, indentured!

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

5 responses to “spectator sport

  1. Isn’t indentured slightly too much, I wonder …? 🙂


  2. I think the word “indentured” is a powerful, binding word that comes along with being given the load in a journey taken on with good faith in any relationship, but it’s left with the “recipient” when the relationship changes or ends. I have felt that way also, but have overcome.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben

    My life was spent trying too hard to make other people’s lives better… when they moved on, I was left with what I had taken on as my own. During a painful recovery from severe depression, I learned how to help my self and best help others and I live my live differently. The funny thing is that situations still come up that could entice me back into my previous behaviors but I see them now and can choose to react differently! ❤


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