It's Twilight Time Again
In the wee hours of morning, the dawning of yet another day when first light appears peeking over the horizon the sounds of silence are all around. It is at this time that moments of reflection have suddenly swept into my conscious thoughts. Memories of distant triumphs and past loves float ever so slowly, like looking through a kaleidoscope bringing life to each frame. Through my minds eye I relive the past. I have always had moments like these even as far back as I can remember. Now, as I recall when I was just a youngster it seems that every year at a particular time of the season I'd wake up remembering a dream so heavenly it has stayed ingrained in my mind through all these years. The yesterdays filled with a tempestuous youth now have morphed into lasting memories of a time long since past.
As troubling as the times are these days it is refreshing to fall back on sweet memories of those glorious days. Yet, there were bittersweet moments that brought woe and misery. But, now as I ponder what could have been only enhances the embrace I hold dear on those moments of joy amid sorrow and tears.
As dawn appears cresting over the horizon the rays of the sun slowly overtake the darkness of the nite. Thus, begins a new day with wondrous joy of a life filled not with regret but with satisfaction and contentment. A smile so infectious reappears now and again. The rapturous feeling of a long lost love flows every so swiftly now. As if transfixed between time and space that one moment were loves sweet embrace now lingers forever in conscious thought. As fleeting as these memories are only cements the fact of the joy in life itself.
Now, and again, the world is turning upside down. Today we are intertwined in circumstances that casts a giant shadow of gloom over all. The manipulation of some has steered the course for so many. Down into that cataclysm of despondent misery we are headed. A course so plotted where perils mount. The steps taken forward have now been pushed back. All that was gained since time began is being shrouded over by sheets of man made despair. Man continues now to embark on this course filled with dangers so many. A most perilous journey with questionable ends. I am often inclined to seek shelter within those memories of the past. Where one is safely hidden away from the brutality of it all. Though, to linger in afterthought only absolves oneself from the realization that life itself has a purpose. An obligation to seek fulfillment in endeavors that enlighten and cast away the fog of darkness that has shadowed over all.
As long as there is life within we must be ever vigilant in the pursuit of ideals and concepts that repute the temptation of greed and apathy. Where principals of fairness, compassion and benevolence prevail against the absurd notion that compromise doesn't exist. Now as mankind tumbles their way into a new dawn the darkness of nite keeps humanity at bay. We are at a time where reaction to the issues of today has to spark and rekindle the light of a new day and cast away that shroud of darkness which has now lingered for far too long.
The twilight of hopelessness entraps us all. So many factions and factors have prevailed in preventing the light of hope form casting off the darkness around. As I ponder life today in the autumn of my years only to be amazed at the fortunes that have soured for so many. The years where the light of hope didn't dim for me. But now the world is faced with each new day the fog of darkness still blankets over all. It lingers so heavily the chances of that penetrating light of hope to burn off the cover of despair remains unlikely at best. Though not impossible to ward off this plight. What remains to be seen to a virtuous end is an undertaking vast in expanse where are leaders now embrace the change where the light of hope shines bright again.
We still have time to adjust the course we are on. To prevail in righteous cause is the plotted course to charter now. To save ourselves from ourselves will be no easy task. But, to let the powers that be remain transfixed on the course they have set keeps the light of hope from ever shinning through. The fog of darkness where tempers flare pushes us closer to more doom and despair. I for one in the recesses of my mind have figured out why we are here. To give purpose to the meaning of life where the difference we make sets us apart from the dust in the wind.
Undaunted I trudge forward against the powers that be knowing full well that my endeavors will ultimately prevail. The pursuit of happiness of a life fulfilled is the reason we all should exist. To deviate or to deny this meaning in life where God's greatest gift is squandered and lost only precludes a time not so distant. Where all that is left is an emptiness around it will be to late for that course deviation. A tragic end for humanity or a rejuvenation of hope and prosperity really does depend on that plotted course we choose now.