The Big Picture

A deep feeling bubbles to the top. All you can think about is how you feel. You look around and all you see is what you are in, unable to get out. No way out. You take another look, and what you see takes you to other places. The feelings pulling you back, but you fight it, to get out. You take a step back and see that what you feel is not everything there is, but there are other things you can look at and feel. You take another step back, and another, until you realize what you felt is so small compared to what your life is all about.

You take one more look around, you realize, that the feeling you felt in the beginning is more familiar. You don’t want to lose it, no matter how difficult it is. You walk back, back into the center and you fill yourself with the feelings you started with. This, feels more real that anything else. You take it all in. You are it.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.

– George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman