“Despite the madness, I never leave because someone’s gotta stick around to give chaos the middle finger.” ~M
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The continuing story… Part 2 can be found, here.
After exploring the tide pools in hopes of finding something edible, Scarlett noticed a large object floating in an inlet not too far from where she was. She walked cautiously at first, unable to determine what the strange looking object could be. Yet as she got closer, she realized exactly what it was. It turned out to be her very own wooden trunk, the one she had stowed away aboard the ship, with all of the things she had brought with her from London. She assumed Darius must have thrown it over the deck, right after throwing her in; and thankfully so. She hadn’t been able to determine what it was at first since the entire chest was covered in a bunch of rapidly decaying seaweed. After getting over the initial thrill of seeing her possessions lying right in front of her. She soon realized that prying open the enormous chest would be no easy task. The lock on the front was made of finely crafted silver and bore the emblem of her family crest. The key was obviously long gone now, as Scarlett had always carried it with her in a little satchel which she kept tied to her wrist. And after looking down at her hand, she realized it must have fallen off in her frantic pursuit to save herself from drowning. She knew she had to find a way to open the chest, as it was really was her only hope of survival. Yet without the key, she felt her one beacon of hope was quickly fading.
To be continued… Part 4 can be found here.
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My goal for 2017 was to bring happiness to others. We’re only ten days in, and I already feel like the exact opposite has occurred. It really seemed like such an easy task too. I thought I could just be more positive, portray an air of happiness, and then everyone else would just follow suit. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work? Lead by example and everyone will follow… am I right? And yet it hasn’t worked at all.
I know I’m not very good at hiding my true feelings, but I thought I was doing a really good job of at least controlling the negative ones. I suppose I’ve come to the conclusion, that I can’t fool anyone, least of all myself. I’m trying desperately to hide behind the positives though. It’s the only way I can continue to live, without completely drowning in my own sorrows. Its mind over matter… don’t you think? Isn’t that the only way any of us can really survive?
We often try to fool ourselves into thinking we’re happy, because that’s what everyone is after. We all want that wonderful happy life, which is so often fakely displayed everywhere we look. Do you really believe that smiling family on Facebook, is happily living life free of any problems or issues? And see this is the problem, we believe everyone else has everything so easy and so perfect, when in actuality, true happiness doesn’t really exist.
We need to realize that we aren’t ever going to be completely happy on this earth, or in this life, because that’s an impossibility. It’s unfortunate though, because we live with the idea that it’s achievable, which only makes us feel like complete failures when we never obtain a perfectly happy life. Having hope is one thing, but we’ve got to be realistic as well.
So I’m changing my goal for 2017. I don’t want to bring happiness to others, but I want to show others how to find slivers of happiness right where they are. In the misery and agony of our imperfect lives, there are sometimes moments of happiness. Fleeting as they are, we need to hold onto those moments, and bring them back into focus on those particular days, when grief overtakes our sad little lives. We certainly can’t give up and quit, just because things aren’t going our way.
Anyway, enough of my ranting. I’m not even sure any of what I’m saying is making any sense. All I know is, I can’t continue to live my life waiting for perfection. This is it, this is my God given life; and I’d better make the best of it, or I may not have one left at all.