Red or Blue?

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Morpheus – The Matrix

In the Matrix the rabbit-hole was reality and what was thought to be reality was just an illusion.

Funny how that works in real life. Real life can be, and usually is, stranger than fiction. What isn’t funny is how many people go through their days, their lives, asleep to what’s around them. Conforming to the “norm”. Doing what’s expected because someone somewhere told them it was what was expected. Not really doing what is in their heart, ignoring what their spirit tries to tell them. Asleep with their eyes open. Living a dream that someone else told them was their own when it really isn’t.

Living, really living – alive and awake – isn’t about how much money you make, how many friends you have, how expensive your toys are, your title, your fame, how big your house is, how expensive your car is, who you are married to… It’s about knowing, really knowing, who YOU are and then living YOU. Making no excuses to anyone for being YOU.

After all, if you can’t be YOU, do “you” even really exist…?

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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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