Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ok, I'm all done with my "Pollyanna feelings." Thank Goodness! Realization 264,000...
There are undoubtedly people in this world that have been blessed in such a way that they believe the entire world revolves around them. The problem with this for them is, they can not look beyond their own image. The problem with this for us is, that we have to walk beside them on this planet. Why can't they get stuck at the pool of water and then be turned into a beautiful flower?
Narcissus who was renowned for his beauty. In the various stories he is exceptionally cruel, in that he disdains those who love him. As divine punishment he falls in love with a reflection in a pool, not realizing it was his own, and perishes there, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection.
There are three people in my life who's random occupancy is nothing more than a twist of fate. They are not of my blood nor from my womb. Yet, I had extended to them the same love and grace as I would have to any loved one or stranger. Naively, I had made the mistake again in believing that kindness and grace bestowed is recognized as a gift and not an entitlement. The betrayals, the hatefulness once again pierced my heart. I have since determined that these three people are nothing more than nefarious villains. The grace once given will be given no more due to their iniquitous behavior, and what ever befall them will be of their own doing.
Maya Angelou once said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." I'm believing Ms. Angelou, I'm believing...
I am a strong, bold and loving woman with a prodigious heart, but I am not a fool.

Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
(And Ourselves!)

-Grace Paley
American Writer

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I know a few of those people! Its all about them...or nothing! They should all be forced to live together in the same house! The peacemakers could inhabit the rest of the world. I love your writing, I hope you are a pro. writer!