The sun sets on another day..
As the days get longer I soon will have time to make it to sunset again, I have missed it and long for the shimmering sky before me.
Imagine with me for a moment. Before you is a perfect picture or peace, and on the opposite side, and perfect picture of passion. Which do you choose?
I ask this question because it hides the different question inside. Can passion be peaceful?
I ask this with slight reservation as I have an opinion, it is passion is not peaceful though peace can be built out of it. to me passion is near uncontrollable and as such can be the most awe inspiring creative force in the universe. Out of it can be built a series of outcomes, from the simple, to the complicated. Poetry is created, books are written, and a thousand thousand creations are born out of passion. So is the essence of love, the huge foundations that create a link between people that is difficult to break. Passion can also create havoc and mayhem as it feeds the baser emotions, and can make the world far darker if it is allowed to go unchecked.
I write about passion a lot. The characters in my books are driven by passion and that passion goes from the main characters to the sub characters. Passion is a motivator, for both good and evil, and sometimes passion is lost in the miasma that seems to cover so many. I have several short stories I have written that were born of passion and it is in that passion that themes of a book live and die. It is with passion in mind that I walk into each day, and it is my passion that guides me further.
Passion does not know good or bad, and it makes life more complicated sometimes.Passion can make for good decisions or not so good decisions, and in the end, the outcome can be positive or negative.
Why does it matter?
There is a science fiction movie that speaks of passion being removed from a planet. When it happens, people just die. They don’t care about doing anything, including eating, and eventually they are no more. It is surmised that our intellect gives us the advantage over animals, but I think it is more than that, I think our passion drives us to be more, and our passion makes us into a powerful force for the world.
So as the sun sets on another day, what is your passion? What pushes you further? There are so many possibilities. Know that it makes you who you are and guides you to where you will be. Be the person that holds on to the good side of passion, that tries to make others happy, that feels deeply, and finds a way to make passion into reality. Be that person that makes a difference, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and be passionate about it…