Saturday, April 5, 2014

The WHALE in the room...a metaphor, yet again...


This creature in the room...
He's DEFINITELY NOT an ELEPHANT....
I'm goin' for BIG here...
That said,
I'll call him a WHALE....

So the WHALE just SITS THERE....
in his seemingly existential 'stupor'...
not uttering a word of advice or counsel...
Just WEIGHING DOWN EVERYTHING in his wake.....
He's ARROGANT ...nonplussed....
But TOTALLY FORBODING...

The point of my meager attempt at creating this 'visual'...
is NOT to spew esoteric gobbledygook your way...
Not a bit...
I am rather, albeit somewhat clumsily, attempting to tell the story...
of a CONSPICUOUS 'issue' weighing down this place....
an issue SO WROUGHT with PAIN and DIFFICULTY and Potential PARALYSIS even ...
that one can actually, PHYSICALLY FEEL the ENORMITY of its imminent ramifications...
overshadowing EVERYTHING, ,,,
as if the entire room had been shrouded in a DARK BLANKET of "DOUBT"...
In a blanket sprinkled with RED QUESTION MARKS...

So what does one do, faced with a REAL DILEMMA which REQUIRES RESOLUTION ??
of the "LIFE-ALTERING" significance type...
when it is CLEAR AS DAY that a decision MUST be made ?
in a "TIME-OF-THE-ESSENCE" manner ?