Tuesday, May 04, 2004


I have been a shark.

Not bloodthirsty and ravenous, but thick skinned and isolated.

I have driven myself into deeper waters seeking peace.

I have felt the need to keep moving to survive.

Those times have been rare but not necessarily unhealthy.

I have found solace in solitude. Peace in the deep and the darkness.

There is comfort in those places only because I know I must come up for air.

I recognize the breath of God will restore me.

I can't be a shark without also being a sheep.

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson