Friday, July 31, 2009

Bits of Truth...

Bits of truth come to me at the strangest times. I had just returned from viewing the latest adventures of Ron, Hermione and their friend, Harry Potter and was driving home. The rainy evening fit the mood perfectly.

The movie reminded me how much I disliked the sixth book in the series - and the parts of high school I really didn't care for either!

I don't dislike the series, nor do I dislike the characters. The mention of their names reminds me of a sweet period of time when my children - "Ron" and "Hermione" - affectionately referred to me as "Harry".

It was the "darkness" that I struggle with...

And sitting with the memory of that darkness, driving home in the rain, I began thinking of darkness and light and other such opposites. I thought about love and truth and considered "indifference" as their opposite.

Words spoken in truth and love hold great power to change. Apathy, not so much. Indifference allows persistence of the status quo. Nothing changes. There is no growth.

In my world and in my life, I need the truth to be spoken: clearly, directly, bluntly if need be. I need to hear it, I need to see it, I need to live it. I may not always LIKE it at the time, but without it, what remains is darkness...

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