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Waking from a Dream

Updated on April 10, 2009


Loss - Original artwork by Sharrie69
Loss - Original artwork by Sharrie69

Thoughts on life and death and everything in between..

Today I surrender to life. I die in it. Today I release myself from the cage of asking questions. From the cage of limitations. I surrender myself to the never ending miracle that is. To the fullness of joy. I release myself from the ties of doubt that I bind myself with. Henceforth I will accept, not question the magic and live each moment for what it is - not my last, but my first. In the endless circle.

We are all swimming in our life and death. And, ultimately, that is the greatest joke. Like swimming in quicksilver. Like breathing water, being immersed in it. In letting go we hold on. In giving up we win. The ultimate joke. In being meaningless we are meaning full. Trying to hold on to a dream that answered the mysteries of life and death. The ultimate joke. Surviving the storm means dying in it. Drowning in the water means breaking from its surface. It means breathing it in until you are one with it and what dooms you releases you.

There is no beginning and no end. We live in the loop, it is all as one. The joke is how futily we try to understand what we live every moment. We only need to close our eyes to see. Nothing can destroy us. Chaos births order, death births life, and so in death we are reborn in the endless cycle. Swimming in quicksilver, breathing air where there is none. Laughing at the greatest joke that ever was - ourselves, and our delusions of our own self importance


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    • GeneriqueMedia profile image


      12 years ago from Earth

      "Laughing at the greatest joke that ever was - ourselves, and our delusions of our own self importance"

      I've explored this theme sooo many times in different ways. Great little blurb, has a nice pace and flow. Kinda reminds me of something I began saying for awhile waaay back in 7th grade..

      "Humanity is no less an animal as a whore is Holy."

      Sigh, I was so messed up back then...wait, what am I saying? Just back then?;D


      P.S. Ever lucid dream? I do it with some irregularity, usually not by my own design. But my mind usually realizes "this can't be real.." and bingo, I'm now doing whatever I want in my dream. =D

    • marcofratelli profile image


      12 years ago from Australia

      Yeah, I agree. You're a talented artist.

    • Paper Moon profile image

      Paper Moon 

      12 years ago from In the clouds

      Both are beautiful pieces. I hope that you can hold onto it in feeling as well.

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      C. C. Riter 

      12 years ago

      Really nice piece of art there girl. and I'm a bottom feedr my self. from the dregs of life, but I will arise to the top once in awhile for the sunshine I see and the hope we all have to reach for the stars. great work here thanks for sharing

    • Teresa McGurk profile image


      12 years ago from The Other Bangor

      I like your artwork -- it's really good that you can illustrate your hubs with your own creations!

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      Peggy Woods 

      12 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I liked it also. And this dream is accurate. We are all in a circle of life. Most religions teach going on to another life beyond this one, and for those that think death is final, well guess what........the decay of their body helps bring forth other forms of life. So life is eternal in one form or another.

      Loved this art creation of yours!

    • sharrie69 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean)

      Never saw the 'Fountain' - not much of a movie buff but will make a note to check it out.

      I litterally wrote this one a couple years ago immediately after waking up from the strange dream that was described in that hub. The dream was so powerful that I scrambled to catch its essense before it faded away. For a brief moment in time the world and life seemed to make sense. This was all I managed to hold on to.

      Thanks for introducing me to looks like I might have fun with it.

    • cdub77 profile image


      12 years ago from Portland Or

      This is quite the emotively philosophic piece! The circular themes of chaos/life/death/rebirth really remind me of the Darren Aronofsky film, "The Fountain" did you see that?

      Great first Hub! I would like to read a little more detail about the themes in this one, and by the way the artwork is amazing! You really can make visual art in a way that makes me very jealous!


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