Thursday, October 13, 2016

366 Project - Day 287 - "Abstract (Protected)"


October 13, 2016 - "Abstract (Protected)"

Sometimes things happen in life that cause us to - knowingly or unknowingly - wrap ourselves in a protective barrier, shutting ourselves off from further harm. As years pass the layer of protective padding might get thicker and thicker as the hurts get pushed deeper and deeper... yet the simple fact that they're still in there somewhere affects the very fabric of your being. Without even realizing it, the hurt that lies deep within causes you do make decisions cautiously, doing your best to avoid even the slightest possibility of exposing what you've worked so hard to conceal.

Then it happens. It starts with just a single bubble amongst the thousands of bubbles that make up the layer upon layer of protective wrapping within. A single bubble "pops". It doesn't matter "how" the bubble pops... the simple fact that it pops is enough to send a tremor through your entire being.

Another bubble pops.

Another.

Yet another.

"Why is this happening?", you ask yourself. After all, you don't WANT this to be happening! It would be so much more comfortable and so much easier for you if things were to remain well-wrapped and hidden.

Another bubble pops.

Another.

Yet another.

"I'm so not ready for this!", you say - as you realize you're holding the end of the sheet of protective bubble-wrap... popping the bubbles yourself, one at a time.

Pop!

Pop!

Things are surfacing and everything is beginning to make sense. Your mind starts to understand exactly why you do the very things you do... why you feel the very things you feel... why you fear the very things you fear... and how there's so much more to the story than you ever thought there was.

Pop!

Pop!

Pop!

The protective layer is disappearing...

... and soon it will be time to face what has been hidden for far too long.

"Am I *really* ready for this?", you ask yourself.

Well... you're about to find out!

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