<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/toot-your-horn/”>Toot Your Horn</a>
In response to the The Daily Post’s prompt – Toot your Horn
Some view their bodies as temples. A vessel steering them toward sanctification. Shrines requiring worship; sacrifices to be paid, suffering, fasting and flagellation to be endured on their journey toward eternity.
Some view their intelligence as a means toward salvation. With broader deeper knowledge and understanding; questions of faith become a simple matter of fact not belief.
Me, well in the words of the immortal James Brown I’m more of a soul man. I feel things.
Similar in a way to Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense who famously said, ‘I see dead people.’
I don’t see dead people though, but I do sense peoples pain, I understand their motivations and can contextualize their actions and situations they find themselves in. I sound arrogant – I know I do. I sound narcissistic, I sound like some omnipresent wanker with a highly inflated view of himself and his talents.
But I’m not – I’m just a writer.
To be honest, looking beneath the skin, beyond the body; understanding the minds and souls of people can be tiresome. In fact, it can be exhausting. And because I can easily see inside other people, I keep a locked box of me – of my essence – hidden away in the deepest part of me. No one can see it – no one is allowed too, I’m way too selfish for that.
A curse it maybe, but it is also treasure that enables me to conjure up the most believable characters and stories.
See told you I was arrogant.
Will my ability to understand people; my ability to empathize get me a pass to heaven? Probably not – but at least I will have spent my time on earth wisely – studying and investing time in the most complex, wonderful and equally awful creatures that have ever evolved.
Mind, bodies and soul.
Kia Ora Roly