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Have you ever sit and pondered about the world around you so much, it just became one big blur? There is such an enormous amount of strife surrounding you and the things you hold dear to you. The important things yet at times I have come to the conclusion that none of it is real. And at other times it hits me with such force it can’t be anything but reality. Every day there are people I see, hear, and read about that have lost so much, but continue to live in abundance of pure joy. But on the other hand you realize that having “everything” means absolutely nothing. I know this. I know this because I’ve seen it in a million times. Real people. Real lives. Children of God. People just like me (the norm). Yet better in their minds because they stride around on “channel” sandals while wearing priceless jewels. And all the other so called “glorious” and shiny things that come with that life style. As a little girl I sat dreaming to be just that. A princess. Something shiny. But I’ve learned in my years to forget that. To just be who I am. Not to follow, but lead. These things and people are not better than me. You want to know why? Because I wasn’t raised to believe that just because something is shiny does not mean time wont touch it. A lot of glitter fades. But all other things aside there are many who will walk this land with one purpose in life. To become powerful for money’s sake. No matter how high the stakes. To become a member of one of histories oldest cliques. The glamorous. The ones who go down in time as one of the greatest role models. Role models that glitter. Like actors, royalty. Oil tycoons, strip club owners, drug dealers (with bling)! Alone with owners of billion dollar industries that portray young beautiful woman as play pretties. Play things. Almost like a “Playboy Bunny”! Some even get their own reality shows. Imagine that! Pornography for 80 year old men (gag me!) really does pay off greed, and many other qualities of the seven deadly sins. But at what price? Remember these sins in the golden book. Remember God, period! Not trying to click people in categories, but most of these so called dreamlike creatures are like paper. You can almost see right through them and, they burn up fast. One may ask. These so called legends, burned and gone, are still praised about, worshiped upon would probably be a better word, and why?. People actually envy and covet what the creatures have. But what would I know? I’m just a nobody, a girl, a down-home southern Alabamian. I may not glitter, I may not drive a Jag, own a fur coat, or see my name and face in US weekly magazine on a daily basis, No! I see my face very clearly everyday in the mirror. No megastar, but no monster. No millionaire, but no guilt. No dreamlike role model but, no soulless demon. I’m proud of who I am and what I stand and speak out for. Hemmingway once quoted: We burn the fat off of our souls.
What have you burned off lately?