Disrupted journey

I am on the escalator, allowing it to take me in the direction of my next phase. My feet no longer able to carry me, tiredness has taken control. Maybe even a touch of boredom. So I stand here and watch as the view of my path ahead is coming into vision, the scene is getting bigger and becoming clearer.

I wait and hope that this time it will be better, different, engage a part of my brain that needs waking up.

Suddenly, something strange starts to come into focus on the escalator ahead…

A pink form. A huge, suspicious, pink form which seems to be growing rapidly in size.

I blink my eyes in confusion and look again, it’s still growing! I rub my eyes fiercely trying to clear the image but I still can’t make sense of it. I’m getting closer to it… or is it coming closer to me? It’s hard to work out but I know the distance between us is closing fast, making the size of the ‘thing’ bigger still.

Then I see it. As clear as crystal. A ginormous pink elephant is advancing in my direction at a rapid pace. Is it targeting me? Or everybody on the escalator? I stand discombobulated!

There is now only mere feet between us. I need to make my move fast or I will be trampled by this beast. I throw my bag over my shoulder, push my shoulders back as I inhale all forms of energy the air around me is supplying, place my hands on the handrail and hurl my body off and over the escalator.

The elephant slows down… It turns its head to look in my direction… Then it winks at me before turning back and picking up its pace again, as it continues down the escalator.

I can’t make sense of what has occurred before me! I can’t determine what to do next…

I decide to turn away from the escalator and find a new route. I vow to never allow myself to be carried again. I decide instead, to travel in all different directions, finding new paths as I go, whenever I choose…

The elephant in the room encouraged me to take lead of my own life…

photography of green and purple building interior
Photo by Adrian Jozefowicz on Pexels.com

 

Β© 2019 Story by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)


Do not allow yourself to get stuck on the escalator of life. Always be ready to make changes and discover paths…

Suki… X!

 

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. francisashis says:

    Thanks for the thrilling journey.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      πŸ˜‚ the story in my head was completely different but as I wrote, this came out instead! I love when imagining runs wild! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

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  2. CJ Porter says:

    It’s strange that I read this morning after having a heartbraking dream where I was forced to deal with my elephant. In so many ways I have already jumped off my escalator. In one it feels like I’m still on it but trying to run backwards at the same speed it is moving.
    You really touched a nerve with me this morning Suki. Thank you. And well written.
    Hope you have a great day.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      That is strange… Maybe it’s time for you to take a running jump towards your elephant too… 🐘❀

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      1. CJ Porter says:

        I almost did today Suki! But my chicken was much stronger than my elephant ha ha
        It did give me an idea for a new post though so all is not lost.
        Much love to you πŸ™‚

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        I look forward to the post… ❀

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  3. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    True. I am always told to have faith on the escalator of life and float as the wave goes. But although, I have faith, taking charge of one’s life is crucial. Thank you for this amazing post. ☺️

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      The escalator of life – I like that saying… It is a tough journey but like you said – it’s crucial… Thank you for sharing ❀

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      1. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

        It’s my pleasure πŸ˜‹

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  4. orkidedatter says:

    Your words speak to my heartπŸ¦‹You are glorious, I love it❀️
    You make my da, thank youπŸ¦‹
    I wish you a very nice weekend and I hope it will be filled with loveπŸ¦‹

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you so much… Same to you ❀

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  5. huguetta says:

    Great metaphorical post and approach to life and problems! Powerful message and very well written πŸ‘
    Best of luck Suki and enjoy the weekend 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment ❀

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      1. huguetta says:

        My pleasure ❀️

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  6. blindzanygirl says:

    Well done that elephant! I liked that it winked at you. And I LOVED that word Discumbobulated! 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      We loved teaching the word ‘discombobulated’ to kids in school when I was working, they found the word really funny! … I’m glad you liked the story… ❀

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      1. blindzanygirl says:

        I LOVED the word Suki. I must find a use for it. Ha ha

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        I look forward to reading it in one of your future posts… πŸ˜†

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  7. A very interesting post. I think sometimes all we need to do is have faith on the escalator of life, and just stand there. It might lead you some place beautiful.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      That’s also a good way to look at it… Thank you πŸ‘

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  8. Laureen says:

    Wonderful! When the picture matches the words:)

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you πŸ’œ

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  9. I love this!!πŸ™‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad you liked it. ❀

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      1. Always!β€οΈπŸ™‚

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  10. You are wonderful writer, liked every single wordπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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  11. W A E L says:

    Well written! β€οΈπŸ‘

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you πŸ’œ

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you πŸ™πŸ’œ

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      1. huguetta says:

        My pleasure ❀ looking forward for your post😊

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  12. Nova says:

    You’ve been nominated! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸΎ https://mynamaste365online.blog/2019/03/24/8387/

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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  13. I have an escalator metaphor I use a lot. I feel like I’m going up a down escalator. If I stop working, I end up back at the bottom and have to start over. As I read yours today, I’ve decided that instead of looking for a landing on mine so I can stop and breathe before continuing, I’m going to follow your advice. Get off and find a different way. Thank you. I needed that today!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad it could help… ❀

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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  14. Susi Bocks says:

    I was half-expecting the pink elephant in that image, Suli! LOL Good story. πŸ™‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you 😊

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