Thursday, May 05, 2005

Dancing With Skeletons

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw--Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)

I have never had the pleasure of meeting a perfect human. We each have things better left hidden. But the most interesting people I know used to be someone less than they are now. And I know many other's who are in the midst of wondrous growth spurts. Everyone comes from somewhere to get to where they want to end up. Life is a constant renewal. We have seasons of the soul, and we have power over their duration, which is really awesome when you think about it.
It just makes sense that when choosing a destinations, to pick one better than your present location. Moving up demands that you tidy what is left behind, but it does not ask that you bring along the things that no longer fit your lifestyle. Old bones matter hardly at all, if you no longer add to their number, no matter how they dance, if you get my drift.
All along the trail there will be choices, some picking up places, some dumping grounds. A deep inside voice that works very similar to the prompters you get on the computer, when you are downloading and installing programs, will give you clear direction. The soul is self in its purest form, so that voice will never steer you foul. And a pure soul can out-dance a ton of dusty bones, without breaking a sweat.