Beyond here be Monsters
A little piece I wrote this seveal years ago when I was facing the necessity of rejoining “civilized society” after being off-grid and pretty much off the map for a time.
It’s interesting to go back in time and find these little sparks that encouraged the flame within that burns so bright today and to recognize the dark places they came from.
The lesson for me is clear; embrace my past and be grateful for what I learned. But never go back.
Here, at the edge of the world, I find contentment and chaos. Old friends, both. Neither expected nor warranted.
I find myself frozen in this pivotal moment. Momentum gathers with the clouds that seem determined to follow.
Not long ago I sent them back to spread their seed of malcontent upon the shoulders of those who manipulated. The cries of their masters, now quelled by the wind that always lives in the canyons where I take refuge, were never heard. I cry instead for them.
Here, where the Universe Herself sings with such beauty that my soul aches to touch Her just once again. Such things may not exist.
Here, I am at peace.
Here, standing at the brink, I wonder; Stand or Fall.
Beyond here lay the rest of the Pack, ferocious and cunning and ready. I will join them for now, but they will know; I do not belong.
My guise will last, my purpose will be fulfilled, and I will flee to the Refuge of Love with Life renewed and Balance, at long last, achieved.
I will stand.
Love and Life beside.
The view at the edge really is not so bad.
Image by J.M.Greff