Friday, November 10, 2006

Sleeping Beauty

Sometimes it is hard to know exactly what’s in our hearts - why we feel the way we do, and what we really need. Sometimes it is better to numb the heart and ignore all those maddening emotions inside, or else it will drive us crazy.

And so for me, I lay my heart to rest. I resolve to stop this folly of great expectations and ardent anticipation for cupid to be at my aid. I will bring to halt this zany chase over fireflies, grasshoppers and frogs – then wishing that they will become the butterfly that I have dreamt of. Fireflies will be fireflies. Grasshoppers will be grasshoppers. Frogs will be frogs. But at least I there are foxes dressed in sheep’s clothing no more.

Riddles and clues, this heart has gone through. Thus, this it lives for the day. Now, it hopes for nothing, trying to see reality as it is and not as the way it perceives things to be. At this point that the heart is induced to a deep therapeutic slumber, I hope to find my peace.

To him He who holds the key, to him who can decipher the mystical path to my heart, to him who dares to fight the odds – I await for him. For he is the one true prince who will awaken this heart, that now lies to sleep.

“Do not awaken love until it so desires.” (Song of Solomon 8:4)