Friday, February 27, 2009
I love sitting by the edge of a lake, or any body of water, and just stare out into the water. Every time you look you might see something different. But the one thing that is there every time you look at any body of water are the ripples. But they aren't the same ripples.
Its strange. Ripples start out small, but they grow surprisingly quickly. It is kind of like every action any of us do. Even if it seems like your doing something so insignificant, you never know how big the outcome of those actions will be. For all we know, we could be altering the world with these actions.
But what if you knew what exactly was being changed when you did something? What if you saw how big the ripples got before you even made them? Would you do things differently, or would you be helpless and be forced to hopelessly look at a predetermined future? As much as we'd like to know what the future holds, I think we would be better off not knowing. If we knew what was gonna happen in our lives, then why bother living? I think we're all better off just living life not knowing what the future will bring.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
How do you go about life not knowing what your future holds for you? We all just keep walking blindly into the darkness, not knowing whats right in front of us. For how long can we all keep this up? How long before the darkness causes us to walk right off a cliff?
How long until we realize the best thing to do is bring a flashlight?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Titled, The Road We All Travel
There's always more than one path in life. Even if it doesn't look that way.
Sometimes the right path isn't visible on first glance, so you head down the path frequently traveled. But then you start to backtrack on the path, and you notice the fork in the road that you missed earlier.
You failed to notice the path because it was a beaten dirt road, and its clear that its the road less traveled. You take a step onto the path, and you immediately fall flat on your face. Do you get up and continue down that beaten path? Do you turn back, and continue towards failure on the road traveled by many? Or do you just stay down, and wait for someone to help you up?
What if that person your waiting for never comes around? Are you just gonna stay down? It seems like the obvious answer would be "Of course not. I'm gonna get up". Okay, but then what? Are you going to continue down the beaten, untraveled path, and run the risk of falling down again, or are you going to get back on the main road, and fall into the same trap as everyone else?
What if you don't know which road is right for you? What if you can't tell which is the more dangerous path? What if you can't tell which is less traveled? What if
you backtracked too far, and your back at the beginning? Do you start over, and pick a different final destination?
What if you don't know where your final destination is? Do you just stop until you figure out where it is, or do you just keep going, and hope things work out for the better for you?
How many times is the road going to fork? How many dead ends are you going to run into? How many broken bridges are you going to have to repair along the way?
Only you can answer that for yourself. And I'm the only one who can find an answer to my problems.
Wow, looking back at this old blog I posted on my myspace over 6 months ago, I realize thats its more relevant than its ever been. It fits well with the metaphorical adventure that I mentioned in my last blog post a few hours ago. If I do see the adventure in front of me, how will I know its the adventure I'm meant to go on?
Well, like I said back then, only you can answer that for yourself. I'm gonna have to figure it out myself, somehow
Some days, I sit at home in my room, reading through some of my favorite books, and I wonder if I will be able to go on adventures like all my favorite characters have.
I'm almost certain I won't be able to help thirteen dwarfs regain their gold from a greedy dragon, and come across a magical ring along the way. I'm positive I won't be going away to a wizarding school to learn magic, or go down the rabbit hole and into wonderland.
But I wonder if I'll have a story worth telling. When will my great adventure come, and will I know it when I see it? Will I go on that adventure when the opportunity walks by, or will I just stare at it, not knowing that its my chance to do something great? Will I miss out on my big break? Or will I realize its staring at me and take it?
I guess that's something everybody thinks about every once in awhile.