“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.” – The Eagles
Thinking of what I want to write about this morning when I arrive at my favorite coffee shop. This song came on the radio, and these words struck me right in the heart. It is such a metaphor for my life, I don’t think I could ever come up with a better way to express the time I’ve wasted.
With so much more behind than ahead it seems instinctive That memories have more substance then the dreams that seem elusive Yet dreams don’t carry the stain of already certain disappointment At this point in my life I find that I have very few dreams left, I’m unsure when looking back, what dreams I have ever really had Other than the constant prayer that I arise one day with the sun To discover that my life as a man had simply been a long dark nightmare. Yet wishing could never make it so, having lived a life without courage It calls for a titanic leap of faith, to imagine another life To accept the truth that eluded me for decades It fills my heart with satisfaction that I finally found the key That I always processed the courage, to make the dream reality. I have passed into the realm of my personal truth Existence as the person I’ve always been But I’ll never forget nor could I ever forget Where I came from, That life in the shadows.