An Upside-Down Day

Another rainy day spent shuttered away.  The entire day wasted waiting to sign for a delivery that arrived after delivering hours.  It’s amazing how one thing can throw your entire day out of balance, leaving you in a foul mood.  So, what do to?  Well, after wallowing in disgust for a while (a long while), I needed something to help me change my point of view.

It’s been an upside-down day, so I thought about the Upside-Down Man from my childhood.  I know very few people who don’t smile when they read a Shel Silverstein’s poem.  Below are two of his works reflecting (pun intended) on the importance of changing your perspective.

Reflection by Shel Silverstein

Each time I see the Upside-Down Man
Standing in the water,
I look at him and start to laugh,
Although I shouldn’t oughtter.
For maybe in another world
Another time
Another town,
Maybe HE is right side up
And I am upside down.

A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein

Sorry, I added a link to the poem because it’s too long to post in its entirety.  But, as a bonus, here’s Johnny Cash covering it live.


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