Steps to nowhere: Climbing aimlessly

steps-to-nowhereI attended a public event not long ago, and while there I noticed these steps . . . to nowhere.

Placed along the edge of a raised shrubbery bed, the steps serve no purpose that we could discern. The shrubbery bed hugs the brick wall of a building, so even if a person were to climb the steps and machete through the greenery, a brick wall would all that would be gained for the trouble. The pathway beside the steps leads the other direction, so these steps don’t follow the natural conclusion of any journey.

What really struck me though, was the effort required to place these cement steps. Those things are heavy. Someone expended tremendous time and energy to hoist them into place.

Whatever for?

The steps did come in handy for me. I climbed to the top of them and enjoyed a better view of the event, head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd.

Do your steps serve no purpose? Do you climb and climb and machete through, only to encounter brick walls? Are your steps leading you away from the natural conclusion of your journey? Are you expending tremendous time and energy putting things into place for no reason? Are other people the ones who take advantage of your hard work?

Questions prompted by steps to nowhere.




About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on January 8, 2016, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Inspiration, Just for Fun, life, Living life to the fullest, metaphor. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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