“Not today, Mr Pickles”
On a grateful walk this weekend,
we went to the Key West Aquarium
where Bella came face to face with an eel.
As the eel approached, it reminded me of the
thoughts in me with sharp teeth
that bite my heart.
They are my slippery thoughts
that I try to avoid
and when left unattended
often breed more.
When I fight them,
they can send shock waves
of fear throughout me
that have made me afraid
of my own depth.
The beautiful part,
is when I finally learned to face them
and learn the lesson
they are trying to teach me,
they lose their charge in me.
We learned that the eel Bella met
is a senior citizen named Mr. Pickles
and has gone blind
inspiring me to greet
old fears that come up from my darkness
as Mr. Pickles.
May today find you
honoring yourself for facing and learning from
any old fears that used to paralyze you
and now no longer have any charge in you.
And if any old fears
try to bite into you again,
smile and say, “Not today Mr. Pickles”.
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