The Porch Swing: WORD of the day

WORD of the day XIX, by Samuel Bostick.

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, Jim Natale.

Opportunity n. 1) A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances; a suitable occasion or time. 2. A chance for progress or advancement.

WORD of the Day: Opportunity

Never quite seen it come a’knockin on my door, more so it has been revealed a door itself. A door locked and fastened. An attractive door, calling to pursuit, a capturing of the moment. Make the most of it all, not to take advantage instead to cherish advancement. The lock set taunt the seal fastened, the key to both lay in the mind. Experience advises that not all doors are meant to be opened, not all of them true. Some may be distractions some imposters, others may even be time sensitive, a few that last a lifetime or even those renewable. Bottom-line: choose and pursue dreams. Chase down greatness, its already there to be earned now it’s a matter of achievement. Will it be reached for?

Unfold the possibility, expand into a whole new level. Experience advancement and leave the past where it lay. Tend to the living and leave the dead to care for their own. Guided by ambition, anchored in strength, moved by diligence, conviction in fate; A new life, a new way each and every day. A chance, a gamble, a leap of faith, a power move, however it may be—name it yours and stand firm next to that move. Be straightforward yet think ahead. Wisdom gained by choices past; both good and those that could have been better. In opposition to wisdom is condemnation. Condemnation is created from a regretful mentality, from a mind carrying thoughts of what could have been or what never was.  To live and learn is progress. To build character and stand in those principles is revolutionary.

We don’t all move the same yet progress its good for us all. Things come up and things are never exactly how we planned or imagined, still it’s how we move forward that determines the value of that experience. Stay true, do what YOU do, and let go of those woes and excess baggage that’s weighing you down. Head fixed forward, doubts gathered and pushed to the back of the mind, steps oriented toward success and altogether working towards that next level. Achievement.

Reflection and Response.

Samuel Bostick


the LIFESTYLE’s role is to create collective space for active Reflection and Response through the arts. This space is built around dialogue, expression, collaboration, and artistic (ex)change involving international craftspeople and their realities. The Porch Swing series opens up a Reflection and Response residency where we feature a Collective member’s ongoing project through weekly installations.

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One thought on “The Porch Swing: WORD of the day

  1. Chelly says:

    With My Morning coffee and writers block looking me directly in the face early in the morning my wandering mind finds this and gets inspired…Well said!


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