One thought I tried out on Twitter this week fell pretty much flat. I still can't think of how best to phrase it, so I thought I'd ask your help. If you can come up with something that clicks, feel free to attach your name to it.
It's the idea of a mom trying to be both the sun in her child's life and the navigational north star -- the challenge of trying to provide both love and guidance and maybe providing too much of one at the cost of the other. I tried it two ways, neither of which got much reaction.
"It is a story without a villain, the parent who tried to be the north star to a child desperate for the sun."
"We forgive a mom who was not always our north star but tried always to be our sunshine."
Maybe it would better to say, "What is a mom but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights." What do you think?
Here are a couple of new thoughts that were better received on Twitter this week:
"So often the last place we think to look for happiness is where we left it."
"Insanity is a partial state of denial, observable in those of us unable to maintain a complete state of denial."
And a couple of oldies that were well received on Twitter:
"If you could eavesdrop on everything said about you, you'd spend most of your time waiting for the subject to come up."
"All I know about life is that it was the first thing my mom ever volunteered me for."
And, finally, I attained a bit of celebrity this week, when a character on the CBS hit series, "Criminal Minds" quoted me by name (April 11 episode):
"Worse than telling a lie is spending your whole life staying true to a lie."
~~ Robert Brault