posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:44 PM
Part 1 Behind the glass
How many sit on the outside, looking in, experiencing life through sight but not through living it?
How many know pain as their best friend, and little in the way of hope or love?
How many aren't jealous of what they see on the other side of the glass, but long for it, just a taste of it, a touch of it?
Do we spin the webs of our lives the way we want to?
Do we do it the way we are told to, the way it is less scary to do?
Do we create an intricate, exciting epic in our web, or is it a short story?
We live in a society of billions of people, brushing past each other on the way to and from home, yet never truly touching.
We interact all day long with others, yet how much of it is actually meaningful on a personal level?
We struggle to make ends meet, we endure the stress of just living in this world, stress we take out on ourselves and our loved ones, if we have loved
Our freedoms get taken away a little more each day, and we are too afraid of losing everything to speak out.
Our lives degrade a little more each day, and we are too afraid to step forward and make change.
Our loneliness grows as our personal space shrinks and we are too afraid to embrace those closest.
Fear breaks down society and turns it into something dark and ugly and angry.
Fear creates war and nightmarish dreamscapes and future realities.
Fear keeps us from taking back what belongs to us by the very nature of our souls and energies.
Part 2 On the outside
She sits at her window, looking out at the world passing by, living with her fear, living alone, feeling the spark as an ember burning deep inside,
and she wants to get up and walk outside.
Will she be the Lady of Shalott or will she be the spark of change?
Are there others who can walk beside her while she quakes in fear and then steps past that shadow into the light?
"I am half sick of shadows" she said, and then she gave up the life she knew to take a chance on change. The end result was tragic to some, but she
knew it was a chance she took, and she was able to leave her fears behind.
A spark ignites in the darkness and a shining light steps forth in the face of incredible adversity.
For a moment, fear is overridden by that light and other lights step forward as well.
Change is created, embraced, loved, and utilized.
Other lights, once dimmed, spark forth with courage and the wave of change continues.
This is the war that is needed now, this is the war we must embrace, though our fear keeps us back, keep us in shadows, until that one spark ignites
How big of a shadow do you cast on those around you? Do you make sure the light you cast is bigger than the shadow? Do you walk through life with
sunglasses on or with a flashlight?
Can we overcome that fear of change to take that leap as well, regardless of the outcome?
The only way to create that change is to take that first step outside. Care to join me?