When I read that the word of the week was SPARK, my first thought was to write about arson, and while I am not sure what that says about me, I decided to nix that thought. I instead went with the spark of inspiration, a dream becoming reality, and the story of someone who made it happen.
Everyone has a purpose in life, a destiny, and she knew down to her very soul that this enterprise was hers.
The idea had come to her first in a dream, barely formed, a single nebulous thought, but it was there, the spark of inspiration that had led her to where she was today.
There had been more dreams after the first, shaping the spark, fanning it into the tiniest of flames, and protecting it against the mocking she faced from those she told about it in her everyday life.
She didn’t pull her journal out often, but she did keep updating it, over the days, weeks, months, years, that followed, she kept adding little bits here and there, taking it further from being a dream, and inching it towards reality.
Most people didn’t know why she chose to double major, calling her insane, but she wasn’t insane, she had a vision, she knew exactly what she would need to make that vision a reality, and she pursued it with a single minded determination that bordered on obsession.
It was all worth it though, the sacrifices, all of it, because she had done it- she thought as she looked down at the impossible life that she held in her hands, it’s too sharp teeth reflecting the overhead lights- even if maybe she shouldn’t have.
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Those “too sharp teeth reflecting the overhead lights” make me suspect there is more going on here than I realize.
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She brought her dream to life, now let’s hope it doesn’t do her harm.
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Total devotion, or, as a favorite author would have said, ‘undivided intent’ on the part of the protagonist has yielded the reward. Of course, there is the problem, all too common, in changing from a life geared to enduring the process of attaining a goal to living a life enjoying the benefits of that same goal.
* not a ‘real’ verb
Very intriguing, Anne. I have to say, I’m intrigued about the teeth, the meaning, and the portent.