Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin
Monday, November 24, 2008

Person in the Mirror

There are always days like this, when you'd just like to shut everything off and take a long walk...letting whatever ill feelings or darkness bottled deep inside just exhaust you to surrendering to THE Higher Power.
I have been functioning on default settings for the past few weeks, exchanging smiles and ideas yet with every 'sensible' word uttered a mocking voice inside says I am a fraud. A quote attributed by Gloria Steinem hits the spot dead-on :

"The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off."

There has never been a more dreadful necessity than that of having to face yourself and your imperfections you know will haunt you over and over again IF you don't get your act together. More like what an addicted person must feel facing the problem yet not being strong enough to turn away...Or a convert to Mormonism who is compelled to have coffee to stay awake graveyard shift...or an obviously negative person who just can't stop peering at the image in the mirror looking at the wrinkles and flaws and not remembering why the laugh lines exist...

It's a quirk for me to go looking for a quote that can get my message across and somehow share words from a famous person...Just under Ms. Steinem's 'truth pisses then frees' words, were several from Pope John Paul ll...

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."

Reading and thinking long and hard about this...it does make sense. And so does the first quote...Consider me pissed off right now and in time will concern myself with what to do.

Right now, I am looking for a long winding road to get lost in.