February 15, 2010 · 10:30 pm
The Path Unknown courtesy of Virgil Poetry
I was wondering today, if we ever really know the people in our lives. Sometimes we feel like we know each other and that everything is out in the open, but suddenly we are privy to something that opens a door we didn’t know existed. How do you ever really get to know someone? The only way to know each other is to be totally honest and open, without fear of repercussions or retaliations. This is harder than it first appears because while we know what we are thinking and feeling, we cannot predict what others will feel or think. We have to take chances. We have to believe that honesty is the best path and that those we love will understand us. We don’t always know what we are doing, or what the consequences of our actions will be, however, by acting with honesty and with the best intentions, we can be assured that we are on the right path.
There are times when I long for a chance to go back and to re-live parts of my life, like pressing the rewind button on the TV remote control, if only life could be recorded, watched and then revised. I wish for opportunities to jump into the past and see the reality that existed then, gaining understanding of the actions of my parents and family members. I want answers that I cannot have, understanding that eludes me and knowledge held at bay. The mysteries of the past created me, shaped who I am today and impact my life, giving me a shrouded path leading to the unknown. The choice I have is to give others a clearer picture and light in which to make their choices.