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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Surrender Dorothy, It's More Than A Feeling

Dorothy Gale had much to surrender to, more than the wicked old witch of the west. I find that we all need to read the smoke in the air that spells surrender Dorothy and do the same thing…surrender. 

Dorothy knew she wanted to get home to Kansas, but she wasn't sure how until the munchkins told her to go see the wizard. She had a feeling, when she met some friends along the way, that they could help each other find something they were looking for. You see, being on a journey is so much more fun with friends, especially one's that need to find something. You all seem to have a similar tick, tock in your heart. Dorothy just knew when she met each one of her fellow travelers that what she felt was more than a feeling.

More than a feeling, by Boston, is one of my favorite all time songs. I listened to it in college over and over and over. My freshman roommates were sick of it. 

If you ever listen to the sound…it's just a good vibe. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it tells a story of losing yourself and hiding in music to forget the day and yes, remembering someone that you used to know. I like to do that often, maybe to addictively often…However, I believe that is what we need to do more of, not hiding, but losing ourselves. 

Dorothy and friends went on a journey following a yellow brick road that was to lead them to the great and powerful Oz…only to find a little man hiding behind a curtain. 

Isn't that what we do…these days…hide behind curtains…digital profiles that may or may not be real or 100% real or perceive us to have a perfect life…even though we know…it is those that we connect with that we need to continue on our journey.

Why do we hide? That's for you to answer, not me. 

But if we hide, we are completely unable to surrender. 

I find it fascinating that one can hear or read words and choose to integrate them into their life or deny them even if they believe in what they are hearing.