Friday, December 5, 2008

Musing: Swollen Monotony

written December 20, 2006.

Take me away from here; this place of swollen monotony.  I will take only what I need; we can leave the rest behind.  I cannot bear to go through the motions of every day and every hour any longer.  My screams beckon to be heard; to be released from the depths of my belly, shaking the earth as they rise.  When you hear them - as they pierce your ears - you will know exactly what you need to do.

Together we will run far, far away.  To another world we will go.  We will find a place without watches or clocks or calendars on walls.  Time will be measured by the sun and the moon and the seasons, not by metal cuffs that tick and beep or halogen lights and numbered pieces of paper that show a different picture of cute little animals with each passing day.

We will wake up to the sun's warmth beckoning us to enjoy the new day.  We will rise to the sights, smells, and the sounds of God's country, not "man's" country.  Life will be about new experiences and new discoveries, not about meetings and deadlines.  Every day will be different; never the same.

Take me to Africa.  Take me to Asia.  Take me to the moon.  Just please, take me away from here.  I am standing in a crowded room screaming at the top of my lungs, but no one hears me.  No one acknowledges my cries.  No one stops what they are doing to stare at the disruption in the middle of their swollen monotony.  No one but you.  Let's go now before we're caught in the drone again.  Otherwise we are as good as dead.

Its hard not to get caught up in the monotony of our lives.  We forget the beauty around us because we're too busy getting from point A to point B.  I always get re-inspired to travel when I read this musing.  I hope you do too!