Flying in Circles

Flying in circles

Is not the same as

Spinning my wheels.

At first

Both phrases

Smack of futility.


When I spin my wheels,

I make no progress whatsoever.

On the other hand,

I gain a unique perspective

When I fly in circles.

It isn’t a bad thing to revisit

Sights and situations I’ve seen before.

I often see something I missed

At previous visits.

I can approach things

With increased maturity.

(One would hope, at least.)

There are times

I need a gentle reminder

(A.K.A. a loving hit upside the head)

That reminds me of something

I already knew

But had forgotten.


If I find myself

Flying in circles,

Whether of my own doing

Or because the currents

Carry me there,

May I see it as an opportunity.

Not punishment.

Not a sign that I’m “stuck”

From spinning my wheels.

May I discover wonderful truth

As I circle.

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, ESV).


One thought on “Flying in Circles

  1. Nice to see that I’m not the only “baseball bat subtle” person around. Thanks for the smile and the thought to ponder.

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