I’m Selling Starlight



Thanks for stopping by. I’ve been watching as you traveled side to side, and down the midway of life. I wondered if you were ever going to get here, and if there would be anything left by the time you did! There were a lot of stops and gods, weren’t there?

Having said that, I believe you show promise and have certain “abilities”. I think now, you may be ready for me!



That’s the correct question, and I’m glad you asked.

I’m selling Starlight. I’m not allowed to give it away, and I warn you, it won’t be any easier than the hardest thing you’ve ever done. It may be even more difficult, and more expensive. I know because I’ve been there and won. It’s why they gave me this job.

I’ll start you out with some Starglow.  It costs much less. We can see how you do, how you behave so to speak. If you let it go to your head or you react “out of character”, I’ll have to remove it until you settle down.

If you have to start over, I will suggest  different routes.  Maybe careful thought, more time, and hard work is better for you. Some say it helps them understand what they’ve achieved. It seems more stable, and you can take it back up from any place whenever you feel you are ready. It’s not so much a fleeting thing.

Some people get to skip the Starglow and go to Starlight straightaway. I will admit a few are able to hang in there and hold it for many years. Some maintain Starlight through the remainder of their lives. These are extraordinary beings.

Most fall from those heights in flames. Of those, a few climb again and win. Most never recover. It becomes an unattainable to them. So much energy was used up in the celebration, and they set their achievement so high, they can no longer see the top from down there. They will never be able to cache enough energy in reserve to reach the top. Then, there are the other hurdles like dishonesty, arrogance, and pride.

I like you! I don’t want you to make these mistakes, so I’m going to give you a few guidelines to follow. If you don’t choose to follow these guidelines, you most likely will fail because you don’t have what it takes in the first place and I have made an error in judgment. I hope not. I’d like to see you get there.

Define it!  Be sure of your goal.

Make a plan.  Start out as if you were going to follow this plan to its end. Knowing you might have to adapt, know plans are set in soft cement. It hardens behind you. Satisfaction is the catalyst. If it’s hardening in front of you, you may have to plan anew. You can be the master of your fate.

Don’t hurry!  It’s yours. If it becomes momentarily difficult or too complex, STOP.  You can pick it back up when you’re ready. If you have done it properly up to this point, it will be there waiting for you.

Finish it. Everything must have a finis to be complete.  You started it. You built it up. You forced the crescendo, the climax, and the coup de grace. NOW, FINISH IT!

A nice job!


So, now you think you are done?

It’s not the end!

If what you’ve achieved is worthy of Starglow, treat it as glow only. It’s only worth a little “doodle doo” (crow). Treat it as such. Be gracious. It will live forever, and it’s yours!

If it’s worthy of Starlight, and you are the Star standing in the bursting lights, enjoy your time. It may only last a moment. My cousin, the Great God of Success may suddenly ask, “What have you done for me lately?” We can be fickle gods.

I have one more piece of advice.

Remember, success can overwhelm you. Be strong enough to absorb the responsibility your great achievements have rendered. If you weaken, the Demons of Success may come to feed on you and your success. They’ve stopped you before. You know it is true!

There you have it. I’m selling Starlight. It may take all you have left.

Can you afford it?

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About Ronald D. Drobeck

I've read, learned, been discriminated against, patronized, lied to, laughed at, laughed with, and ignored. I'm not a minority, not tall, not good looking, not skinny, not hairy, and can see 10 miles, but not two feet. I've been a paperboy, college student, licensed nursing home administrator, professional musician (country swing drummer), duck and goose hunter, fisherman, conservationist, Eagle scout, camp counselor, canoeing instructor, lifeguard, comedian, restaurant owner, licensed exterminator, insurance agent, warehouse manager, carpenter, conservative, father of 4, baseball coach, husband, worrier, writer, embryo gardener, photographer, and nice guy. now, old.

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