Friday, October 2, 2009
The Truth Behind Glass Mountains
This isn't torture.
Torture happens in small, dark rooms in countries with names you struggle to spell.
This is just mildly unpleasant.
This isn't heroism.
Heroism happens in churches that are also schools, performed by teachers with no names and no place to stay.
This is just a good deed for the day.
This isn't loss.
Loss happens on fields filled with poppies, in hospitals buzzing with flies, in distant deserts and late at night when there's no good reason for the phone to ring.
This is just longing.
This isn't important.
Important happens on bended knees and is breathed on last breaths with hands clutched tight, hearts tighter.
This is just a distraction.
Written by Me at 12:33 AM
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Aaah perspective. Thank you.
Thanks for the reminder - i needed that
this is good (:
wow, i'm speechless, thank you for your words, they are so true and beautiful <3
but what a torturous distraction this is.
Thanks! It's just what I need today! Just a distraction...super
i love :)
Ya know...you are making me look like a serial "quoter." ;-)
Magnificent. And Jon...superb photo!
<3 this has a very good insight. Thank you.
Thank you for the reminder that I have it so much better than so many others out there.
I will put my life to good use.
This is very good. THANKS SO MUCH.
i love this.
This is really good.
A form of torture is emotional pain. Emotional pain is worst that physical pain...
most people who try to sound poetic make no sense. You, on the other hand, tend to say a lot with a few words.
this distraction had caused me many smiles...
We make life events into "problems" in our mind. In true reality, without placing judgment on a situation, it simply "is."
Thanks again for this, beautiful.
i want this tattooed on my body
This is stunning. Possibly one of my favourites so far.
This isn't a comment.
This is just a plain admiration!
This outdoes all your other pieces imho
I often remind myself that real life is something else. One day I'll step out into that real world - for now, I'm just in a comfortable glass tower and yes, I am perfectly aware of that.
It struck me immediately that torture can happen in our homes and the torturers can be the people we love and trust the most, so there's no safe place to go. Not even inside.
Torture can happen in our beds when we are little with sexual abuse by a parent and can stay with one for a life time and it's hidden from view.
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