Darkest path

Walking in the dark, shadows everywhere, strange sounds coming from all directions.

Hoping to know which way leads out of the forest that seems bent on trapping the intruder that walks within its space.

Knowing that at some point the forest must end – but when? How long will it be before the never ending army of branches, brush and tree trunks opens into a clearing?

How long before the dense darkness, and fear it represents, can be left behind, allowing one to move forward?

Can one walk in circles forever in the forest of darkness, surrounded by those imaginary fears we were taught as children that are hell bent on taking us down into a black hole pit never to return?

If we face our fears in that dark forest will we see them as they truly are? Just shadows and noises with no real threat?

Will we be able to calm ourselves from the irrational to the rational and be able to find the quickest path out of the darkness that invades our minds to the light of enlightenment that frees the soul?

How many will never find the courage to face that which they fear and come out the other side changed, for the better, and free at last to experience life for what it is?

Darkness that holds no threat and light that fills life with cherishable memories to build a lifetime on.

The dark is just a filter to understand what light sometimes hides in plain sight.

Embrace both for what each offers.


About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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One Response to Darkest path

  1. Indeed. There is comfort in the dark.

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