Them is this world full of sparkle and glitter. They bustle about in their elaborate clothing, holding hands with the one they love. Their hair is perfect, makeup just right, and laughter on lips. The men groomed to the chicest style. Where everyone is, they are; things come to them on a silver spoon, and the course is paved in gold, feeling automatically handed to them.
But you see, there's this wall between them and those.
Those do not have everything just right with sparkle and glitter. Their bare faces don't always shine with boisterous laughter. Sometimes their loved ones are further away, or not around at all. They work harder for what they want, turning coal to diamonds over time. However, they're humble and grateful for what is before them rather than full of envy and quick results.
There are "those" who are not willing to accept their plate, throwing it against the wall, mocking the hard work it took to make it. They see "them" and can't stop their wrath. Their jealousy. They shout deep, hard, tearfully, "Why not me? Why can't I be like THEM? IT'S NOT FAIR!" Rage oversees logic. They lock themselves away, willing their body to act like them, dress like them, talk like them, live like them, be like them!
The day comes, and a few of "those" breech the wall, walking among "them". They're so alike, no one knows the difference. Their world is now sparkly and full of glitter. Everywhere there is everyone. Fun, laughter, joy every second. Lights, cameras, adoration. It's all finally here!
the Vain Writer is born.
But...this isn't you. You are one of "those", not one of "them". You weren't meant to BE one of "them". And now, you have to work harder, so much harder than them to be them. And every time you slip up, they start to notice something is...different about you. You shout deep, hard, tearfully, "I want to be me! Myself! Why can't they love me for me?"
It shouldn't be about how one's writer course got them to where they are today, but how yours will get you to where you're going. No two roads can be the same. If you don't succeed, then try a different route, keeping the end point the same. Like I tell my kids, there are a few ways to get to one location, it's all about what road we want to take today. Be one of "those" that proves anything is possible with a little hard work, not one of "those" breeching their God given path and conforming.
Good luck out there everyone! Have some writerly fun this year without the hassle of comparing, yeah?
THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
(had to do it :)~~ )