Spinning plates, breakage and making space for some different china…..

We spend so much time keeping all our plates spinning that I wonder how often we step back and look at the plates?

Sometimes the wind picks up and a plate smashes to the ground. At other times we make a decision and deliberately let a plate go or one that is worn out simply breaks on the pole. Another is when you are so busy concentrating on certain plates that others smash, because you trip up or run out of energy.

I have come to believe that to try and glue the plates back together again is a waste of energy.

Nothing happens by accident and plate breakage is one of nature’s laws as it allows room on our poles for the new.

Right now I am contemplating all sorts of china as I need a whole new collection of different plates. It’s perfectly alright to take a bit of time to choose as I could be spinning these plates for some time to come. Also I only need to start with a few. I do need to choose though, so right now I am being quiet and listening to my heart.


22 Responses to “Spinning plates, breakage and making space for some different china…..”

  1. 1 granbee April 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Being very, very quiet and waiting for that still,small voice is completely essential for you right now, Jane! So wise you are! No spinning and no glueing broken pieces.


  2. 3 Maxi April 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    You have phrased our trials, tribulations and situations so uniquely, Jane.

    May your new set of china be exciting and special.

    Blessings – Maxi


  3. 5 1smiles April 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    You’re a very wise woman Jane to take those worn out plates down off the poles.
    Hugs coming your way.
    Jeannie xxxx


  4. 7 elenacaravela April 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Quite clever AND true. But…you can always choose bowls. 😉
    Hope today is a good one.


  5. 9 grandfathersky April 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I think this is the new moon rising. I have had the blues all week and can’t say why except that life is dragging me along, like I caught in a current… You will find you new china…


    • 10 Jane Thorne April 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I’m not surprised you have the blues Peter xx I have deliberately taken my plates down for replacement…pondering on the new is interesting – love to you xx


      • 11 grandfathersky April 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        Call me Ishmael …
        Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself? For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!


        • 12 Jane Thorne April 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

          I think I understand what you are saying and Peter rest assured that I am very sure that I do not want to return to where I currently am…but then again I am weary and I may have mis-understood you so I am emailing..hope it reaches you – love J xx


  6. 13 journeyintopoetry April 26, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Whatever new china you choose Jane make it bright and colourful 🙂

    Much love nd big hugs xx


  7. 15 Eric Alagan April 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

    This post brims with metaphors, Jane buddy. What an artist you are… 🙂


  8. 17 lostupabove April 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I didn’t know you were working in a circus. You should practice with plastic plates first, much cheaper! 😆


  9. 19 Michelle April 26, 2012 at 8:12 am

    You’ve hit the nail right on the head there Jane. xxx


    • 20 Jane Thorne April 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Love you Michelle…we get together in June – whey hey xxx


      • 21 Michelle April 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

        Can’t wait to see you. Do you think we should wear hats! ha ha xxx


        • 22 Jane Thorne April 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

          AAhh I sold mine on eBay and made a good profit…it was such fun wearing it and it was so good us all being together on their special day. I could always get another one…I think we could start something here!! Can’t wait to see you either, aren’t we lucky to have such a loving group..love you Michelle and take care xxx


I love to hear from you and having different perspectives are what this is all about.....so feel free to let me know what you think.....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jane Sturgeon

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,371 other followers


Erica DeCima

Once a foster child, Always a foster child

Find Your Middle Ground

"Life is a series of highs and lows. Be grateful for the highs. Be graceful in the lows. Enjoy life fully and find contentment in your Middle Ground" Val Boyko

Thrifty Campers

Nature knows no such barriers


Dispensing Compassion through Poetry

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

Libby Bell

On life, love and writing!


The Adventures of a Blonde Writer

Destination Humanity

Chasing big dreams one photo at a time

What's Inside a Madman's Hat?

...everything is subject to change.

The Nerdy Lion

Lions can wear glasses too

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

Fiction Favorites

with John W. Howell

Unleashing the Cougar!

A blog about the adventures of an online dating virgin

Rachel Poli

I read. I write. I create.

Sacred Touches

Life is a time of purpose and anointed blossoming...

Kobo Writing Life

The craft and business of writing and self publishing


An onion has many layers. So have I!

%d bloggers like this: