I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside. – C.S. Lewis

What keeps me

from the joy and wonder

of This Day, This Moment,

is the Dream, the Longing,

to be in some Other

place – maybe the Past,

a possible Future or

Alternate Now.  

I want so badly to Escape

that I’m unwilling 

to turn the key 

of Surrender, 

to set myself Free

by dropping into

What Is and so I remain

locked apart, Absent.

If, as Lewis said, 

the Doors of Hell are Locked 

on the Inside, it’s possible also 

that Life is one long

lesson in Learning

to Turn the key.

Linking with Playdates#TellHisStory and Give Me Grace.

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