dark

Being scared

It’s funny actually. I was writing a post where I mentioned that I hate feeling scared. And then I remembered something I watched today on an episode of Grey’s anatomy. A little girl had a very interesting line. That when she felt scared, she wasn’t supposed to hide under the covers of her bed – she had to turn on the lights to make scary go away.

In general it means not just to try to deal with the scary stuff – but find a way to make the scary thing go away. Not accept it – but find a way to change it. Afraid of the dark – you turn on the light. Afraid of being alone – you find someone to be with.

It can sound like an easy fix, and in some cases an unhealthy way to deal with things, cause if you always keep the light on, you will never actually adjust to darkness. If you’re scared of being alone and always hang out with someone you will never learn how to deal with being alone. But it’s not what the quote means, it just means that you should do something about the situation and not just sit back in acceptance.

I better learn from what I just wrote… not just hide. Not just keep busy, but find a way to get the scary feeling to go away. Well. Easier said than done, but knowing is a good place to start.

Favourite place, part two

IMG_2295.JPGBornholm, Denmark. Fall. (Photocredit: lifeofachickpea)

Last time I told you about this place I didn’t tell you everything about why I like it so much. But here goes part two.

The photo sort of says it all. It’s a place where two very different forests meet. There’s a clear line between them, and it’s filled with contrast.
One is bright, free and happy while the other is dark, closed and impossible to enter.

It’s almost like good and bad, side by side, so close to each other, but so different that they’ll never unite.
The contrast. Black and white. Good and bad. Bright and dark.

I like seeing it like that. They’re beautiful in each their own way, and together even more maybe. It makes me think, but it also brings me closure in some way. I can’t even explain. Maybe some of you feel the same and can explain it to me?

I don’t need to fully know why I like it so much. I just do. I appreciate it and I never forget it.