WHIPLASH AND SACRIFICE
Having a dream is like being in love. You taste it, see it, feel it. Your senses are overwhelmed by its symmetry and lines. The possibilities of it coming true make your heart soar, and keep you awake at night. You are giddy, drunk on the wine of it all so much so that sometimes you grin like a loony.
However, most times a dream can be a “b****”! It doesn’t care how long you been at it. It doesn’t give a hoot about how many times you have endured insomnia. It is not carried away by your flood of romanticism.
Like an Egyptian task master wielding a whip, it still asks more of you. It tells you, “I will neither come true nor through! It wants to know if you are deserving of her. “How much can you still woo (wooing, a disappearing art by the way) me?” it asks. Are you deserving, can you empty yourself of something extra beyond the extra you have given? How far will you go? How much will you SACRIFICE?
Usually it’s at this point that we throw in the towel (I have been there). We look for other alternatives. Paths that are not as steep or arduous. We are tempted to settle for the less laborious, the ordinary, and willingly get wedded to the mundane. The danger here is that we might expire never scaling those wondrous heights, never experiencing the rush of adrenaline that accompanies the rainbows of fulfilment.
Knights of long ago had an expansive knowledge of this. It coloured their actions with unimaginable fortitude. Unfortunately, most fall short of this knowledge these days. For the fair damsel, knights will fight dragons. For the comely dame, they will put their lives on the line... CONTINUE IN COMMENTS
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