Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Room Full of Elephants

You've no doubt heard the expression about there being an "elephant in the room".

It refers to the awkwardness/awareness of a topic or situation that is obvious but taboo/uncomfortable to speak of, and so all mention of it is avoided.

Well I feel like I have an entire herd of elephants in my room at the moment. It's a very strange feeling. It's almost as if a cosmic Bruce Forsyth has paraded an exhibition of thoughts, ideas, emotions and situations from my past... Generation Game style before me.

It's bad enough trying to wriggle your way past the elephant(s) in your room as it is... but if you are unlucky, sometimes your elephants take notice of you and start moving in your general direction.

That's what it has been like for me... I've been minding my own business, when all of a sudden three or four things crop up from the past that clamour for a review.

All I want is to get my fair slice of cheese... but it seems I'll have to traverse a room full of mousetraps to get anywhere near it. I kind of feel a lot like this mouse:

There is one major difference however, in life what sometimes looks like the cheese can often turn out to be the mousetrap (and the reverse is also true).

So should I run from my pachyderm problem? Or should I let one or more of these emotions/situations gravitate into my personal comfort zone, or even embrace one?

Who knows?

Life's full of mysteries... consider this one of them!

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