Air Soft Bullets

These could count as 1,900 trinkets, but I’ll just count them as one. These are bullets for an air-soft pistol I bought and lost years ago. I kept the bottle of ammo in case one day I found the gun, but I think it’s time to give up. Right now The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize” is playing, I’m sipping Irish whiskey, and the line, “Let them know you realize that life goes fast; it’s hard to make the good things last,” is very inspiring.

It’s easy to buy a fake gun and some ammo, and it’s even easier to shoot something, but it’s much harder to use the ammo without the gun; it’s harder – in some cases impossible – to shoot something without a gun. I think I too often try to shoot at things with an abundance of ammo, but without a gun. For instance, this whole writing thing that I do every day; I feel like I have all the proper gear – I went to school for it, I have a medium that works, I even have an audience (thank you, by the way) – but I think I might be missing the gun.

For me the gun is honesty. I can write all I want with all the tools I have, but without honesty it’s just like throwing little plastic balls at a target, instead of shooting them from an accurate and powerful source. My goal with future posts in this blog is to write them with integrity and character so that I’m not just hurling fun posts into the air just hoping they hit something, but actually propelling them with purpose, vision, and love.



~ by russell jander on March 7, 2012.

5 Responses to “Air Soft Bullets”

  1. The honesty is your essence, the authentic you that goes in to each post you write, you’re not shooting without the gun, you’re just still in the honing your skills phase of this and probably some parts of your life also. Don’t be so hard on yourself, just be you and let the rest of us enjoy that.

    • I couldn’t say it better than Katrina just did. So…ditto.
      You can always have more serious posts if that’s what you’re looking for, but it seems as though these are really “you”, don’t force change if this is what you enjoy. I don’t believe anyone doubts your integrity.

  2. NIce post. Reminds me of the Twain quote: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

  3. I love the word play, “missing the gun” superb! As to the honesty, yeah, that’s the problem with trying to impress people with words, inevitably, it comes out that what you’re writing is B.S.

    But you know? I’ve never felt that way about your posts! 😀


  4. You are so right. Honesty feels risky to me sometimes, but it can lead to happy surprises. Using ammo without a gun – what a picture! Thanks for this post, and thank you for following my blog.

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