When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name;—the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can you remember a moment in your life when you had life in yourself and it was wholly strange and new? Can you remember the moment when you stopped walking a path of someone else, and started cutting your own?
Write about that moment. And if you haven’t experienced it yet, let the miracle play out in your mind’s eye and write about that moment in your future.
Now I know if you read my #Trust30 posts you’d perhaps think I was not taking this terribly seriously. You’d be right. All the “what would you do if …” and “it’s the last 30 nanoseconds of your life” becomes a bore. I mean any of us could die right nowasdfkjdsal;djkfoeij**#$***INWDkadfn
But hey, I’ll play along in the spirit that life is fun and way too many people take things way too seriously; myself included on occasion.
The other day I was standing in my kitchen watching my girls make cupcakes (I went on to make the most insane chocolate brownies FWIW). I tilted my head to one side and all of a sudden everything sounded different: clearer, brighter, bigger; so much more alive. Then it went away.
So I wonder: is the sparkly-ness the way everything always sounds and I hear everything muddled, or do I hear “normally” and I had a brief insight into what life could possibly be?
Anyhow, I’ve always walked my own path and frequently at great cost. The simple fact is that I see the world through a very different prism. It’s a reason I get frustrated when I look at a particular business and can see how things are going to play out yet people need it to be explained. I mean the sky is blue right ..?