Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tin Man’s gift

Would the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, still ask for a heart if he knew what a burdensome and tricky organ this is? Would the Trojans ask for the wooden horse if they knew what was hiding inside of it? Would anyone walk into a street knowing that an assassin is waiting in there?
Many people would answer all this questions with a clear “no”. Knowing what happens next, nobody would take the less traveled road and that’s one of the reasons why so many people spend a lot of energy trying to evaluate the future and to guess what’s next. In truth nobody knows what’s next and even the well traveled road could be the one hiding the highest danger. Those who are afraid of life will just escape from light for fear of darkness. But the Tin Man has no fear, he knows something the others don’t; the Tin Man knows that life is made of the risks we take, that if you’ll never jump you’ll never live. You might stay safe, avoid the countless risks you don’t know, but at the same time you won’t go far in the real life, you’ll stay there, where everyone else is, where you have always been, and life is going to look like a safe empty room where the only reason to wake up is to pile another day in the necklace of time, not because you couldn't fall asleep for the reason that reality is more beautiful than any dream you could ever have dreamed.

(Dr. Divago)