Rhythm

Rhythm, a sequence in time repeated, featured ...

Rhythm, a sequence in time repeated, featured in dance: an early moving picture demonstrates the waltz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rhythm

Ya Gotta Have Rhythm

I’ve been caught up in a few projects lately, setting goals which look good on paper or screen, and wondering why I am not getting all the things done I want to or need to accomplish.  It seems that with the arrival of the vernal equinox there came a need to reflect, to assess, to plan.  At the same time it seems the chain on my wheel of life slipped off the universal cog, and while I continue to function I am out of step.

I have come to the conclusion that reflection, for me at least, is not best in the long run.  At least not when said reflection takes up the entire day. Day. After. Day.  I pondered days of yore when I was organized, and enjoyed the thoughts so much that I returned to them again and again.  Aren’t memories wonderful?  One can be so selective in choosing them.

Then when I noticed I seemed to be out of sync I spent a great deal of time thinking about that.  Wondrous thoughts like ‘I’m dancing as fast as I can’ came to mind, but really I wasn’t dancing, I was stumbling.

Now how can something like that happen to someone like me?  Fleet of foot, well balanced, witty me?

It finally occurred to me that I was missing Rhythm.  The Rhythm of getting up and getting started getting done.  Of course then I had to ponder what Rhythm does for us.  Aside from musical Rhythm which is obvious in its expression I considered the successful people I knew.  What did they do differently?  Was there a secret to their success?  And the answer?  Rhythm.

There are all kinds of Rhythm; some may remember the old fashioned birth control method, which didn’t work as often as it did work, then there is the toe tapping finger snapping feeling good kind, and then there is the very intrinsic, silent to the world but loud to the soul type.

This Rhythm gives us momentum as we dance across the floor of life.  This Rhythm is life.  It is energy.

I am not sure why I lost my Rhythm.  Does it mean I am not doing something I should be doing?  Is it Writer’s Block?  Or is it Life’s Block?  It is more than the inability to write anything worthwhile.  I feel like it is a shadow I am chasing, just catching it in the corner of my eye and then disappearing.

I am not depressed or sad.  I am my own enigma.  A puzzle.  The feeling is intriguing, and certainly entertaining.

I expect it will depart soon.  One can only be entertained by such things for a while.  I also expect that the secret to finding that particular kind of Rhythm is just in the doing.

Have you ever felt the same way?

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lois Roelofs
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 10:34:46

    I love this reverie of rhythm. I immediately started humming the tune of that song. I think our rhythm shifts as we age. At least mine has slowed down, bceome more uneven, and even stops for a day now and then. And I love the freedom that comes with this, something that I couddn’t do in my working life. Thanks for these thoughts this morning!

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  2. kateshrewsday
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 15:18:44

    I think falling out of rythm is part of life, Chris. Watch two wheels going together and they will fall out of sync with each other and then, gradually get back to turning in unison for a time. It feels wrong when everything is out of synch, but I have a feeling this is when the most important work and thinking of our lives is done. All the best as you go about recapturing that rhythm!

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  3. Tori Nelson
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 07:06:14

    I’m of the determined mentality to just keep dancing! I’m tripping and stumbling and making an ugly scene most of the time, but I’m dancing anyways :)

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  4. winsomebella
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 23:35:23

    I hope the finger snapping kind show up soon :-)

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  5. angieinspired
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 23:00:36

    would you say rhythm is synonymous in some cases to balance? just wondering; trying to put a finger on it

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  6. Darlene
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 21:03:19

    We all get out of rhythm from time to time. It will pass. Sending hugs yoru way. XO

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  7. Chatter Master
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 18:49:20

    I seem to feel most out of rhythm when I have nothing I am working on or looking forward to.

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