A parable inside the unknown surrounded by accepted reality (Or … what happens next is up to you)!
“Hey! What’s that you’re holding in your hands? I can see light streaming between your closed fingers.”
“Oh you mean this,” the young lady responded. She spread open her hands into a cupped position revealing a swirling glowing orb nestled in her brightly lit palms.
“It’s tomorrow,” she said. “Well, sort of. Actually I’m holding time itself. Okay, to be absolutely precise you can view this as the energy of time. Like a miniature version of our solar system.”
“Oh don’t be ridiculous,” he responded. “Are you insane, you can’t hold tomorrow. It’s not a thing. That makes no sense, besides it hasn’t happened yet and you certainly can’t hold time either because it’s not a thing either so it’s … it’s … well it’s impossible.”
“How do you know it’s impossible?” The woman countered with a grin. The glowing orb seemed to swirl and shine more intensely while she spoke.
“Because it absolutely is. Some things you just know.” This he stated in a dismissive matter-of-fact manner.
“It’s obvious.” He added, even as he remained mezmerized with her current evidence to the contrary. He continued to watch the glowing orb and a small doubt began to worm its way into his brain’s clearly limited thinking capacity.
“Alright then, my good fellow,” said the lady holding the orb. “If you truly believe it’s impossible then you won’t mind if I drop this ‘orb of tomorrow’ on the ground so that it shatters?” She began to open her fingers.
“WAIT!” The man quickly thrust his hands out and up indicating she should stop. “Not saying I believe you, but if what you say is true why would you do that?”
“Why, to prove my point of course!” She stated, paused in her actions as if to consciously deliberate his words in her clearly more developed and open mind.
“Then what happens if there’s no tomorrow?”
“I don’t know. I’ve never dropped it before.”
“But if what you say is true, tomorrow won’t come!” His anxiety was mounting.
“Nah. According to you that would be impossible … right?” She smiled a confident little smile and let the brightly lit orb drop to the ground.
Nothing appeared to happen, as the ‘orb of tomorrow’ shattered into a multitude of sparkling pieces.
“What does this mean? Nothing happened.” His heart beating rapidly, the man surveyed the various pieces of orb laying all around.
“Well, not that we can see … at least so far,” came her ambiguous answer. She bent over and carefully picked up pieces and shards of broken orb placing them into the various pockets on her jacket. She paused then with a look of concentration on her face.
“Although we can’t really see frequencies.” Her brow was furrowed deep in thought. “But we can feel them. Frequencies of good feelings and bad feelings that will shape our thoughts and actions. So, I guess maybe we’ll be able to sense any changes that happen.”
“Yeah, sure. Fine. Whatever!” He said dismissively. “But what about tomorrow. Is it going to come or what?”
“I don’t know, I guess we’ll find out soon enough.”
“I don’t get it. What was the point?”
“Point? Oh, right. I’m thinking the point was we have more control over what happens in our everyday lives than we think we do … if we act on them.”
“Okay, I guess I sort of understand that.”
“Good.” She began to leave.
He continued on. “… but what about tomorrow?”
“I guess we have to wait and see, unless you’d like to give today a try. We can test my ‘orb of today’ if you like.” She turned back towards him holding out a new glowing orb in her hands.
We, each one of us, do hold the reality of our future (today and tomorrow) in our hands. We should never doubt it, not for a single nano-second. Things may be happening all around us but we still have the ability to respond with how we’re going to react. What we do with our reactions … that’s still up to each of us, isn’t it?
Hope your week is going well. As well as may be expected anyway, my friends.
Take care of you,
With much open and unconditional love,
5 thoughts on “The Day After Impossible”
Great post, Penny. We always have choices, even if they’re simply between two bad outcomes. Sadly it’s the ones between good outcomes that we often mess up.
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Food for thought, in our upside down world of today. Take care everyone. Each one of you is important and special. ♥️🌿
This is wonderful, Penny.
And, strangely, I remember having a conversation somewhat similar to this almost 4 years ago.
I guess tomorrow did, and didn’t, come after all.
Love as always
Thanks. I worked quite diligently on this piece. It can be difficult to relay a message in the same way you’re viewing it inside your thoughts. Yes, I remember those conversations also – “all time”. Still true. Also, yes there’s always a tomorrow, sometimes one we can’t comprehend as yet. xx
And now another 6 years have passed, and tomorrow still has not come.
Maybe one day…
But it’s still a beautiful piece of writing.