Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cause you can't jump the track
We're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass glued to the table,
No one can find the rewind button boys so cradle your head in your hands
And breathe, just breathe, whoa breathe just breathe
There's a light at the end of this tunnel you shout cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made
You'll just make them again if you'll only try turnin' around
~a. nalick

I had a close friend in college tell me once that getting to know someone is like a big maze. Some, it's really easy to get straight to the middle and to the other side, while others have a lot of dead-ends and twists and turns. When it's a really complicated maze, not very many people take the time to get to the other side. There are just too many walls to get around. There are just too many wrong turns. I can probably count on one hand the number of people who I actually feel like wanted to make it through my maze. Some of them found themselves in the center of it without even trying, while others probably had to try a little harder for it to make sense. Sometimes you meet people and you can see how similar their maze is to your own. You know which way to turn simply b/c it's the very way you would've turned. Others make absolutely no sense, regardless of how hard you try. Nothing you've ever learned before can help you through this maze. I think some mazes even change once you get inside. The walls shift as you start to figure out your way around. Some go up, some come down. I guess I'm realizing the only way you make it through is just to close your eyes and move. You know that you're going to bump into things. You know that you may trip and fall. But you also know that with your eyes closed you have to trust something other than your narrow perspective of straight ahead to get through. Sometimes you have to trust even when you can't see the other side. Turning around is no longer an option, because with your eyes closed if you breathe really deeply you know what's waiting. And you know that the hope alone is enough to go a little bit further. And then a little bit further.
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Anonymous Christin said...

I love reading your blog, you are so sincere and SO profound.

9:44 AM  

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