“To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight” – E.E. Cummings
“I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none” – Macbeth, William Shakespeare
His fingers wrapped around the hammer’s handle and he squeezed it tightly as it became part of him. He lifted it slowly and focused intently on the glowing ore in front of him. His arm and body strained as he lifted the hammer to the height of his head. The hammer fell through the warm […]
The hammer fell through the warm air of the blacksmith’s shop and it struck soundly on the ore. His eyes lit with fire as he stared into the amber glowing steel. The heat coming from it making him sweat. His hands, arms, back and body aching from the lifting of the hammer as his body […]
He watched the fire and, as he did, he fell deep into it and became spell bound by the light and warmth of it. Deeper and deeper he went until his very soul was immersed in the dancing flames. He felt the faint but recognizable murmur from a long time ago. He called to it […]
He walked into the sunlight for the first time as he did many times. The light danced around him bathing him in the warmth of rebirth. And he knew once again the abundance of the world. He walked forward knowing the simple happiness of what could be.
To gently become untangled, to float, and to go where the wind takes my soul.
He stared into the depths of the pool below him. It seemed unending and overwhelming. But he didn’t turn his gaze away despite his mind screaming for him to escape. His heart fell into the chasm and tumbled away from him and became free in the falling.
“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty