The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carpe Diem #542, Tapestry

The warp and woof of my life has been a product of random events - some of them highly improbable.

Here's one example.  Many years ago, things took a very bad turn at my job.  A new management team had come in and for some reason they needed a scapegoat.  My head was on the chopping block.  I was in despair.  After many years of working in the glass industry, I had developed a narrow skill set, centered around automotive glass applications.  Where could I find another job?

That very Sunday in the paper was a job add from one of the major car companies, and the qualifications read like my resume.  I couldn't believe what I was reading.  Well - after some further adventure - I got the job and went on to a career that was far more successful and rewarding than I would have ever had at the glass company.  No planning - it was just exactly the right thing at exactly the right time.

a snag in the plan
when tapestry unravels
find a new thread

I see now that with my preamble I have written another haibun.

That wasn't planned either.

And I'm struck that a random accident lead to this prompt.


  1. Gotta love those little moments when life throws at you exactly what you need :) Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  2. What an awesome haibun JzB and your haiku is really great .... thank you for sharing.

  3. No such thing as accidents, right? ;)
    Always loved that Carole King album, too.
    Great post!

  4. And so it is ... sometimes life is like knitting :-)

  5. A beautiful tapestry emerges... despite the snags...


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