Monday, July 6, 2009

Wild Ride

Unanswerable questions:

Why do bad things happen to good people?
There’s a book by that name I read long ago. Can’t remember why I read it. Maybe I was searching for a reason to have faith in religious matters. It may have helped then, I can’t remember that either.

Is there a reason behind the occurrences of life on earth?
I can’t find one.

What is the definition of reality?
I looked up the definition on line and was hoping it would have something to do with truth. But I found the same definition for both “world” and ‘reality’. What is really interesting are the examples of the definitions below. None of them are positive or uplifting.

“Truth is relative. Find one and run with it”, quote from a TV show. I tend to agree. I can have my own reality based on my experiences in life. One occurrence can be seen by two people and their reality or truth of the situation can be completely different. Thank goodness for cameras.

Definitions of reality:

• noun:- the state of being actual or real
Example: "The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
• noun:- the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
• noun:- all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
Example: "For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

Definitions of world:

• noun:- all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
Example: "His world was shattered"
• noun:- people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
Example: "The grieving world"

Hang on tight for this ride is wild
Are your arms strong enough to bear the weight?
Is your will forceful enough to survive the storm?

These mountains are not for the fragile
Can you grasp the concept of reality as it truly is?
Do you have the courage to take one step after another?

These valleys are deep and it is twilight for sure
Are you ready to struggle for every inch you gain?
Is your heart a mallet to crush the opposition?

Anger and hate are rungs of the rope ladder
Can you listen to the echo's of terror without falling?
Are you able to hold on to those in front and behind you?

Regret and sorrow are holding the rungs together
Will you overcome the shadows of reflections?
Can you keep from vanishing into the looking glass?

The slope is steep in both directions
Love is all around but can you see the peace?
What if it’s just another train at the end of the tunnel?

This is not an opportunity of life but a contest for survival

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