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You are on the world's stage, and all you have with you is a flashlight. You are the only actor, and the rest of the world is your audience. You must act out a great story so as to please the audience, but how do you accomplish that if you are the only actor?
I have a flashlight,
and the bulb is shining bright
I can shine it on me
so that the light will be all mine
Or I can place
it at center stage,
And the whole theater will glow!
That was the dilemma of the very first actor, back when the very first people became bored for the very first time and that one person, who happened to be the first intellectual, decided that he or she himself or herself would do something to rejuvenate everyone else, and in doing so rejuvenate himself or herself. That something is known today as 'entertainment'. Anyway, the intellectual lit a torch under the night sky and began to speak, dance, and sing. But soon enough, the intellectual figured out that it was not enough to be the only one on stage, because the audience began to clap and sway. So the intellectual invited all who desired to come and dance and sing with him, and he sent the torch to another, who in turn passed it to someone else and so on until everyone had a chance to hold the torch. And so began what we call 'entertainment'.
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."-Jeremiah 33:3, King James Version
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."-Psalm 119:105, New Living Translation
The present and future are not about who you were in the past-rather, they are about who you are and who you will become.
"Writing is truly glorious in that an author can put on paper the words that fear denies the voice to speak."-from my short story, "Set Free"
"...What you feel is what you are;
What you are is beautiful..."
-from "Slide" by the Goo Goo Dolls
Life surprises you! And I'm talking about the good stuff, because a bad surprise is not a surprise at all, it is just shock and horror. All of these good surprises, they are rewards, and the things that happen to remind you that you matter and that you should make yourself faithful so that you can be deserving of all of life's good surprises. Every wonderful surprise in life is a chance to flourish, so grab life by the horns-but don't ride, steer instead: life's horns are life's joystick. You can handle it, because your life's horns are made especially for you. If you don't give up, all of this will hold true and life will continue to surprise you.
Aubri, a. k. a. "Leopard Lady"