Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This picture was taken last week at That Beach in between the haunted beach and Bethel Beach. (Right off the bat, three beaches in one sentence. I can't even wait a minute before I'm producing sentences that need to be edited and re-written. Not that I'm going to do any of that.)
Today I am going down a slightly different path than normal, whatever "normal" is for me. I'd like to analyze this picture and apply my interpretation of it to life.
(I'll wake you up when it's over. Go ahead and take a quick nap, this won't take long.)
Here you see a little path leading to blue water on the other side. What you can't really see is a perfectly beautiful beach, untouched and undeveloped.
Some people might see these green reeds as an obstacle to getting to the beach, and in fact they are. The only way to get through is this little path.
Have you ever heard the saying, "Sometimes you've gotta go through the bushes to get to the picnic?" No? Don't worry. In any case, sometimes in life you have to go through some stuff in order to get to the good parts. Although there are many possible routes your life can take, there really is only one clear path even if you can't always see it and it isn't clear to you.
And now for the really deep part: Sometimes, the things we see as obstacles are actually beautiful if we stop long enough to take a closer look. They prepare us and guide us for the good that's on the other side.
See? I told you it was deep. You may now wake up and return to reading normal blogs, most likely already in progress.