Thinking Thursday: Maybe We’re Supposed To Run

It’s funny to think about it now, it wasn’t that long ago, but when I was younger, when I was a kid, I used to run. I used to run everywhere, something in me, I wouldn’t stop. I ran to my parents, I ran to my bed, I just ran. And I think we’re all sort of like that, we’re on fire for life, with no responsibilities. Just living, and excited to get places.

And then at some point, I stopped. We all stopped. We just started walking. We started coping, getting comfortable, getting content. We were no longer on fire, we were no longer passionate, there was no longer the burning desire in our hearts. But we kept walking, fitting in. And you can call it whatever you want – proper, easy, normal, but it all just seemed so boring. Is this what it was about?

But maybe we need to get passionate again. Maybe life isn’t about being comfortable, or content, or making it easy. Maybe we’re supposed to be different, and be passionate, not lukewarm. Maybe instead of walking around, being normal, we’re supposed to be radical. Maybe we’re supposed to run.


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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