The day is growing warm, sharp with the song of a great many cicadas as they cut my memory back to the summertime of a young boy. He too sits alone, but not lonely for his imagination steers him into the wilderness of fairy tales shaping his life to come in a cryptic metaphor which only his body can translate. His mind, though smart and resilient, will be no match for the living flesh of his fathers who have now become him.
At once, he will seek to blame each of them for the weight he now must carry. But as he peers back into the now-past, entranced by the magic visions encircling, he looks straight into the eyes of the once young boys and sees none other than himself, innocent and hopeful.
Compassion, liberation, and fear grip the young boy’s body as the responsibility that was passed down to him like the birthright of the family crest is now given him, and the eyes of those once young boys gaze hopeful and pleading upon him.
Will he have the power, the strength, and the discipline to accept what has been in and before him and to allow for healing through the willingness to Love ‘because of’ and not ‘in spite of’?
The wisdom in this boy’s heart far surpasses the years he has walked the Earth. He sees all for what it truly is through eyes cleared by a forgiving heart. He must now let go of what has been and choose his own destiny. He must walk his own path with an open heart, forgiven for his trespasses to-be and forgiving of those who will trespass against him.
As he stands to walk, he offers a final glance back towards the generations embodied before him, from who’s path he now prepares to veer. Each slowly rises to meet him with a soft and knowing smile, their hearts beaming with pride as they witness the healing of their lineage and the boy plants his first step onto a new pathway.
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