A rolling stone gathers no moss
is an old proverb, credited to Publis Syrus, who in his Sententaie states, People who are always moving, with no roots in one place, avoid responsibilities and cares. As such, the proverb is often interpreted as referring to figurative nomads
who avoid taking on responsibilities or cultivating or advancing their
own knowledge, experience, or culture. Another interpretation equates
"moss" to "stagnation"; as such the proverb can also refer to those who keep moving as never lacking for fresh ideas or creativity.
And now I feel all better about things. I had become quite confused sitting here all covered with moss. It's no wonder I felt uncomfortable. Look, I want to warn you, if you ain't feeling real positive , do not expect to sit and reason things out with yourself and come to a new conclusion about things. I needed something outside myself to encourage me. Something that said "it's okay".."I'm okay".
I usually prefer to jump from one mountaintop experience to another and have experienced life like that. But woe is me, if I slip and slide into a valley. A simple few words this week made me think: it is better to be on top of your mind than a mountain. Suddenly, I realized that no matter what swirled about me, my mind could stay on the mountain. It was when I focused so much on the negativity that I felt for being in the valley that this stone stopped rolling.
The fact is, I ain't crazy and I didn't suddenly grow old as I might have led some to believe. What I am is...creative. And unless, in some shape or form, I am feeding who I am, I am miserable.
The confusion came in when I couldn't understand my inability to just relax and do nothing.
Now, I can go a little easier on myself. Maybe learn to grow a little moss and roll too ;)
To roll or not to roll ?
That is the question