Sunday, March 2, 2008

Imagery

Ok, here's the image I had on my head on Friday going to work.

Imagine you are standing on a diving board. Behind you is a bunch of fire ants (or whatever type of ant it is that eats people) that had already taken a bunch of flesh off of you. In front of you is a swimming pool that's been filled in with concrete.

If you go back down the ladder you get what you have become used to, but it means a lot of pain and perhaps death. If you jump off the diving board you are certainly going to get hurt but you just might survive.

What would you do? Note that you cannot develop superpowers and fly and you don't have a helicopter pilot as a friend and nothing will stop the ants except if you jump onto the concrete and ....

So, I jumped. Wish me luck.

I have a meeting Monday and Tuesday so will not be blogging. I may need to go into a cave for a week or so, we'll see. I'm finding it hard to deal with the fact that when you are trying to be true to yourself it's impossible to not hurt someone else. Hopefully I won't forget myself. DBN, I'm not at home, but really no need to call.

6 comments:

evil-e said...

Good luck with the "jump"....

I have not been around here long enough to know the story, if any...but good luck.

squirrel said...

I wish you a soft landing, or failing that, speedy recuperation. You gotta jump sometimes.

WNG said...

What squirrel said, plus hugs :) We're behind you!

Susan said...

"Get busy living or get busy dying"

Take that as you will. Here waiting for your return.

dbn said...

My first reaction to the image was "forget the cement! Run and step all over the ants and run away!" Then I realized that I did not really get your image. To me the ants can be stepped on and can be escaped (such puny animals!), and in reality are painless. But that is not your image. Your ants are terrible and inescapable. They can even be deadly. Maybe to jump would be better. It could be painful, but as long as you are jumping to try something different from the terrible ants, to dare to reach into an alternative to the deadly ants, what have you got to lose? You might get hurt, but you will be able to survive from the ants.

NoRegrets said...

Thank you one and all. Don't really know how many understood what the imagery meant, but someday you will...