truth and dare

Mark Twain said that fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities whereas truth isn’t. This past weekend I listened to a compelling sermon on faith and one of the key points that were made is that we must hold on to the truth of who we are. Each day we are presented with cookie cutter alternatives, encouraged to conform, to turn a blind-eye and to settle for less than the impossible adventures we have been created for.

In the words of e.e. cummings, ” To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” It takes daring courage to fight this fight, to grow up and become who really are, but to give up or ignore the battle is a far worse fate.

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