What do Odysseus and the Count of Monte Cristo have in common?

count-of-monte-cristo-quoteLike Homer’s Odysseus, or like the Count of Monte Cristo everyone wants something — something that scares them, that inspires them, that lives just outside their reach like the metal rabbit tempting the greyhound to run faster … or the proverbial carrot dangling off the end of a rope. And usually, that something that at least at some point in their life they’ve experienced — if even for the briefest of moments.

“Touch has a memory.” ~ John Keats

Sometimes people want money. Sometimes love. Sometimes revenge, justice, validity, forgiveness, to go home again. Or sometimes, something as simple as a solid eight-hours of sleep. And sometimes, we — as a collective — go after what we long for, and sometimes we don’t. The trick, I suppose, to fulfilling one’s own desires or aspirations is to take the first step because if you don’t, then your longing will forever be just that.Today’s post inspired by The Daily one-word prompt: Longing.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. lincahceria5 says:

    The importance of first step :)
    However, sometimes I have this overwhelming fear before taking the first step. That’s terrible.

    1. SHAUNA says:

      No it’s not terrible. It’s natural. We always doubt ourselves, for whatever reason. But I promise, sometimes it’s the nudging reminder we need that the answer is always no if we don’t ask, that helps us take those first steps – whatever they may be :)

  2. Bigdaddy says:

    Solid 8 hours sleep would be nice.

    1. SHAUNA says:

      Ah yes, sometimes it’s the simple things we long for the most.

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