Hear me

Actors may change their voice to play a role.  A parent reading a story to their child may adopt many voices, personifying the players in the tale.  Voice actors exist, whose profession it is to become characters based solely on the sound they choose and the inflection they use.  Daily we may find our voice…

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The other guy

Heroes.  In reality, those who conquer adversity, often quietly, who may not be known or remembered, whose deeds may not measure up on a grand scale.  Perhaps a hero only to one, or a few.  So entrenched are we in the idea of a hero as an icon, as superhuman, that we forget the everyday…

What are you looking at

The saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Looking for it there shall do you no favors.  Eyes can no longer contain beauty when you start to take them apart, after all.  Dissecting orbs in search of the beauty they may have seen in you, questing after self worth placed in…

Mindscape

Within dreams everything is possible, there is no requirement for reason or sanity, everything simply is or is not.  Logic does not dictate a sequence of events.  Implausible, impractical, impossible; these have no meaning in a dream.  Fly to the top of a tower with no wings, walk the bottom of the ocean and do not…

Impermanence

Temporary tattoo, as on a child, pretending at permanence. Stick on and wipe off, back to normal in moments. No regrets, no second guessing. Nothing left of your tiny, mass-produced rebellion.

Lost and found

Allowing thoughts to wander, blinded to reality, creating complex plans that will never bear fruit. Half will become shadows, burnt outlines of something amorphous that cannot be identified but will tingle, nagging to be known, driving ever closer to the precipice of forgotten insanity.  Ideas dumped into the void.  Will there be demons or angels…

Skin deep

Look under the skin, lift a layer of flesh away to see what lies beneath.  Secrets bared to prying eyes wearing joys and pains on the outside.  Throw away the mask that armors all that is concealed.  Make the world listen, see, smell and taste what is bottled in and rancid, sluggishly leaking into the…

Pep step

Become dedicated.  Accept inspiration.  Open doors (no, not that one!).  Climb out windows (remember to fly when you can).  Envision, create, scrap, create again.  Give in to temptation.  Refuse any that is less than the best you.  Shine. I'm sorry, was I talking to myself again?

The upside-down

  When you cease to expect the world to be right side up, what do you see when it's not? 4. When I let go of expectations... It becomes much simpler to accept what is offered.  Expectations are in fact limits on what brings joy or entertainment.  With no expectations everything is more than it…

Sight unseen

Reflections, photographs, one shows what you see of yourself and one what others see of you.  Which is truth?  Which is preferable?  Caught on film I see a creature.  My own perspective the only one I can appreciate and that only some of the time.  Is this the root of the rise of the selfie?…