Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Storm of life

Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
- Haruki Murakami

1 comment:

  1. I know this storm well of which you speak. The storm refines you, polishes you even tho' at times it feels like it will destroy. I just wrote this earlier today.

    There is a place that is filled to overflowing...a place no one talks about. It is a receptacle of broken dreams. In it are the greatest of life's desires...the faith, the hope, the wide-eyed wonder of success, the yearning for love. This receptacle is filled with heartbreak and failure and brimming over with visionaries heartsongs, lovers quarrels and dreamers big ideas. It is a place of te
    ars and slumps and sadness and surrender. It is a place where you go alone. Yet, we are all here. Surrender. Pray. Discover you were never really alone. There are soulmates and friendships and new beginnings and bigger dreams. You are not broken. You are simply at a new starting place. Pick up that dream and begin again. Your destiny is calling.
    -Cheryl Thompson on facebook/encouragementtogo