Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Life Is A Sandcastle!


As a kid, like most others, I loved building sandcastles. With my bucket, on the rare occasions that I was taken to the beach, I made lots of seemingly impregnable fortresses with dungeons, high towers, drawbridges, moats, the lot.

In my mind I was the King, the Baron, the Earl, the master of my kingdom, unassailable, safe, immortal. Outside my castle roamed rogues, dragons, evil wizards, robbers, black knights, dastards and bastards while fair damsels with impossibly long blonde hair, imprisoned in vaults or impossible to scale towers, wept silently and prayed for my deliverance.

Little did I realize that the tide of life, the erosion of time, and the flaws within myself and others were the real monsters that slowly but relentlessly would tear my boyish dreams into pieces and sweep away all my grandiose sandcastles so that, eventually, absolutely nothing remained.

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8 comments:

Worried American said...

Oh Daniel; surely not all is lost. We do become so very disillusioned at times but shreds of our dreams remain. The fact that you still fight the good fight shows that the indomitable hero lives still beneath the wreckage of life's storms. You do far more good than you know.

Cheers, my valiant friend.

Daniel said...

Like most people on the journey of life, I do my best, Worried. It helps a lot to have friends like you.

Cheers.

bluegrrrrl said...

I love this post---and I still love building sandcastles...

If we don't let our imaginations take over once in a while, nothing ever changes...

Daniel said...

Problem is, Bluegrrrrl, that human imagination has moved away from idealism and nobility and towards greed and selfishness. Bad move!

Nancy said...

The only constant of life is change. Stability is an illusion. I realized this first when a science magazine published the fact that millions of cosmic particles are penetrating you and every inch of this planet every second..we are a collection of molecules, smaller species that help us cohese into one being, and a mysterious animating force. Animated sand castles, as it were.

Daniel said...

Do you mean that I have become my own sandcastle, Nancy?

Lil Sparrow said...

When you have a moment, go and build a sand castle, know that it exists and walk away ..... :)

It does not matter how long it lasts, just that you created it, and that it did exist ....

Perhaps one person may come along and destroy it ..... but twenty people will probably see it first, and appreciate it~!

Peace and Blessings

Lil Sparrow.

Daniel said...

The nearest beach is 400kms away, Lil. But I understand your kind thought and feel happier because of it.

Take care my good friend!

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