"If you could go to a place that you never hurt, cried nor never felt fear, would you go? If yes, why and where, in your mind's eye would you find this place? If no, why?"
See? I told you it was a great question. Well for me the answer would have to be No. No I wouldn't go where I never hurt, cried, or felt fear because then that would mean that everything I have experienced in my life would be null and void. I wouldn't have felt the pain I needed to feel in order to know that I was still alive during those times I thought all was lost and this was the end. I wouldn't have felt the fear of rejection from the cute boy who sat beside me in math class. To not feel that fear would mean that I also wouldn't have felt the feeling of being special when he smiled at me. If I never cried that means the there would have been no tears of joy when I married my husband, or when I gave birth to my three beautiful children. If there were no tears of sadness and no pain from the passing of Margaret Alice how would I have ever known the true extent of the love I have for her? If I didn't feel the pain from the void she's left in my life how would I know the joy that she left behind? If I didn't have the fear of losing my other children too how would I know that I even cared. To not feel pain, or fear is to not feel at all. For with out the lowest of lows how can you feel the highest of highs? How can you be happy if you can't feel sad? How can you feel good if you don't know what the pain feels like. How can you cherish love if you don't ever fear losing it or not having it all? I would willingly feel all of the pain and sorrow & fears from my life over and over again if it meant that I could also feel all of the joys, happiness, and love over and over again too. If something is a given it isn't as special as something that was a long shot or near impossible.If the not so good stuff doesn't matter then the good stuff is just stuff. It's not good, it's not bad, it's nothing. I would rather feel everything than feel nothing.
Whew! Who knew I had all that to say about one question? I hope that all of you take a moment and think about what your answer would be and share it with us here or with me through email. Even if you don't share your answer I think that answering this question to at least yourself is a good idea. Figuring out your answer really does make you look at yourself on a different level than you're used to doing day in and day out. It can help you maybe know yourself a little bit better.
Thank you to Rafa for asking this amazing question. You can give a show of thanks too by going to visit his blog, Ramblings From My Typer, and checking out all of his amazing poems and writings. Don't forget to leave a comment letting him know what you think.
Well that's all for me today. I think two posts in one day is plenty. I'm leaving you with a photo of the sunrise here this morning...finally at a high temperature of 77° Winter is leaving us behind...Hello Spring :)
Love ♥ Huggs
For a better explanation of what the question is referring to please read Rafa's comment below. : )