Sitting On The Edge Of Dark Waters (G-uno)

She sat there on the edge of the lake with with her feet dangling in the cool dark waters. Her body was present, but her mind drifted off to darker places. Occasionally she was aware of her silent surroundings, but the loudness of her thoughts robbed her of the peacefulness of her surroundings.
She could no more silence the deafening noise of her own thoughts then she could stop the endless flow of the warm tears that streamed down from her cheeks. Her sadness came from years of struggle, and from the realization that most of what she believed to have been the truth in her life was nothing more than a world that only she inhabited.
I’m not sure if the pain of not being able to recognize the fact that she had created the illusion, or the thought that no one around her even noticed its existence was more devastating. Perhaps she lives within a world that only exists within her head, or maybe she is just simply unable to see the world that actually exists.
Either way she is lost within the darkness of the waters. She dangles between two worlds wondering which one holds the truth, unable to discern how to cross over to a world not designed by her own perceptions. Then she wonders if everyone resides in a world of their own design, their own illusions. If she steps into the dark waters will she swim, or simply become a part of them.
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  1. #1 by Robert Matthew Goldstein on August 1, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I wonder if each of us inhabits a universe of our own and if our attempts to communicate are an effort to reconcile what we think with what is real. I get the sense that the subject of this is also coming to terms with mortality in that very real way that all of us must at the end.

    I hope she finds reconciliation and peace.

    • #2 by idioglossiablog on August 1, 2016 - 9:51 pm

      I often wonder the very same thing. You are very insightful my friend. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. G-uno

  2. #3 by chickensconsigliere on August 2, 2016 - 9:53 pm

    I think only babies do not live in a world they created. Every year you are self-aware, your world becomes more of what you create and less, perhaps, of what is. That’s why it is so important, as we get older, to open our minds more and not get stuck in those worlds.

    • #4 by idioglossiablog on August 2, 2016 - 11:12 pm

      Beautifully said! I keep hearing the words from that song that say’s “You , and I collide…” We live in our own worlds,and sometimes we visit someone else’s. 😉 G-uno

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