November 16, 2017
Do You Have a Secret Alter
Well, I do.
As far back
as I can remember, people always told me "you're too
nice", or "you're not demanding enough". Really, I must
have heard it about a hundred times. Or maybe more.
When I was
much younger, uttering these words to me did nothing to
help my confidence, especially during these fragile
nobody knew: under all this "softness" resides a
formidable warrior, capable of vigorous defense and with
more resilience than those with much louder voices.
and every single person has been misjudging my calm and
soft ways for weakness. When in fact, my best kept secret
is that I conscientiously choose to be the
quiet one. And I like it that way.
the difference in people is much like the difference in
A' personality is like a river. It flows at a steady pace,
trying to just get somewhere else. It's rather useful to
humans by transporting them, or their goods. It's a work
horse that moves along. Passing towns and prairies,
mountains and villages, ultimately leaving everything and
type' is like a lake. The lake invites people to relax in
it, or on its shores, affording them rare moments of calm,
and allowing them to return to those same soothing waters.
The lake is contained, and so it harbors history itself.
It doesn't need to rush anywhere, it absorbs what wisdom
is offered by those seeking its qualities.
which the river can never have.
"The river is a river, because it moves.
lake is a lake, because it is still."
Bradley's Falls on Lake Chelan, 2017
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