We all have a path in life. In fact, it is infinitely more likely that we have several paths in life. Each one leading to a separate place, each journey a unique adventure full of different people.
We use self-awareness, inspiration and instinct to chose this path, however, we truly can never know if the choices would lead us to our intended destination. The only certainty is the outcome of those decisions. Once we find them, we may realize they are not what we wanted or were meant to have in the first place.
In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy dreams of another life, far from the grey monotony of life on a small farm in Kansas. She is bold and unapologetic and takes matters into her own hands, creating the possibility of a new future, one she builds for herself. A place she believes she will find fulfillment.
An unexpected turn of events lands Dorothy in an unfamiliar land, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Not knowing what to do or where to go, only that she, by the luck of fate has acquired great power. As reward for killing the highly sought after source of the ill-fated witches power; the elusive Ruby Slippers.
However, though she possesses these slippers and their unmatched magical capacity, Dorothy is clueless how to harness this new-found power. She cannot if figure out how to utilize their strength. She had capability yet lacks knowledge.
Dorothy is thrown off by this unexpected bump in the road and is overcome with concern for her family. She has been freed from the shackles of stubbornness and self involvement. Dorothy only wants one thing. To find her way back to the home she once resented.
Landing in the colorful, bright magical land of Oz, the light shining on her Technicolor face, she realizes that the thing she wants most is what she already had in the first place. A home.
At some time or another we have all been in this situation. Well, not EXACTLY this scenario, but you get my drift.
Perhaps when you were in this predicament you had an angel, a mentor, a pink bubble of hope float down and grant you the direction you needed to find your way. To show you which road to take. One where you may face hardships but also make lasting friends, learn who you really are, what you want and how hard you are willing to work for it. To make those dreams possible for those around you and eventually make your way to where you want to be in life. To a place you can call home.
Some of us never get a visit from Glinda, Good Witch of the South, and we must blindly chose our own paths. This is not always terrible, as they say, it is the journey not the destination. Well, that’s what they say anyhow.
~ the Salem inspired audacious amateur blogger