From A Year of 100-Word Thoughts

Copyright 2021 A. R. Gregory


Reality Houdini 


How to escape your world? Maybe it doesn’t take magic, but some clever trick. But first, why escape? Unhappy where you are? Unhappiness will follow you wherever you go. You might leave it behind for a while, but it will always catch up with you, because you’re its receptive home. So maybe that’s the trick, being happy with anything, whatever comes your way, wherever you are. Maybe your striving for happiness is what chains you to this world. Maybe the best way to slip those chains — make them disappear might be a better metaphor — is simply to forget about them.