Don’t fear the dark. It’s an opportunity to awaken all your senses, to learn you have so much more than simply what your eyes can see. Trace your reflection on the darkened mirror and touch the depths that can only be felt. Listen for the music that your soul longs to sing. Relish the taste and scent of your memories. Don’t let fear keep you away from these simple joys.
Of course, it helps to have a closet free of spiders, snakes and the boogeyman.
When the wind blows
gentle, warm and soft
the caress at the nape of my neck
the whispery movement of hair
thinking of you
sighing in pleasure
My mind is teribly good at tangents. That can be a good thing when trying to sort through logical arguements. Not so good when trying to sort through emotions.
No matter how strong we feel as individuals, we constantly strive for connections, to feel a part of something outside ourselves. The fables tell us we can find that with one other person but I don’t believe we can.
At our core, we are a herd animal. We want to belong to something bigger than ourselves, for both shelter and purpose. We can all survive as the lone milk cow on a farm but we desire the blissful ignorance of connection to a herd.
One of the saddest things we’ve lost in America is simple grace. I’m not talking about religion or manners but the ability to consider the feelings of others before we act. Instead of a simple, “No thank you”, it becomes, “Hell no and you’re a fucking idiot for even thinking I might say yes!”
And then we wonder why no one wants to be around us.
I don’t know if I have a vivid imagination or an overwhelming survival instinct. I rode a Disney attraction yesterday that is a visual simulation of hang gliding over some beautiful places. The only motion to the ride is when they raise you up in the equivalent of a chair lift, so everyone has an unobstructed view of the screens. My brain knew I was watching a movie but my feet didn’t believe it. Whenever we soared close to mountain tops or valley floors, my feet shot up to avoid the impact. Good thing I wasn’t wearing flip flops.