Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Temptation

It is a matter of knowing that you are not supposed to want it, but without understanding why. The twists and turns while trying to sleep remind you of it, the resounding no. Yet, as soon as you fall asleep and you begin pleasantly dreaming the no fades away. You wake up and you question why would there ever be such a thing you find yourself infatuated with and you can have it, yet we should not.
The no resonates loud and clear, but it fails to be followed by an explanation. The empty space is there, perfect ground, to raise too many questions, which fail to be answered. They are not meant to be. The questions. The no should be enough. Certainly, there must be a reason why it exists.
Temptations are self-imposed. We make the choice to forbid ourselves what we so desperately want. It is not that it is easier to waive it away and dismiss it. It is that we are afraid of what would happen if we gave in. So the ground shakes. The reason is known. The fear is clear. The perfect dream shatters. But as Oscar Wilde once said, "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself," so yield we shall.

xo, R
©2011

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