by: Cody J. Elms
Is this a great awakening or is this the day of reckoning?
At a time when the world is at a stand still. Every country, every person, everything of life that we have known and not known has been halted. We have witnessed an obstruction of our routine. The termination of a facade of the civilized world that we have built to make us believe we are invincible. We are not Gods. We are, we have, and we will be hurt. What bleeds out are the true colors of humanity. The true colors of who we are. What we will stand for and what we will fall for. These colors have never been more vibrant in recent history than at this moment. You may not believe in a higher power or an entity beyond mankind, but understand, regardless of what you believe, the brutal truth of today is, for the first time in a very long time, the world has us in the palm of it’s hand.
Some do believe this is a conspiracy. They feel it is a hoax. They think that it is a select few sociopaths operating from the shadows to break us down and prepare us for the final nail in the coffin. Maybe they’re right. Maybe there truly is a group of individuals pulling the strings across the globe. On this day, what does it matter? You can’t prevent a war once it has begun.
Whether it is a natural phenomenon or an act of evil, it is irrelevant. We have spent the better part of three months trying to cope with our confusion by directing our irresponsible rage towards people, theories, nations, and false gods. Always looking for the easy way out.
This is not easy. This is not supposed to be easy. Times of trials and tribulations are not meant to be casually strolled through hoping some great savior will bail us out. Whether you are kept in isolation in fear of your health and financial status, lying ill struggling to survive, caring for those in need while putting yourself at great risk, or desperately attempting to maintain focus while being forced to operate in a dangerous world, in no way is this ever going to just magically get better with the stroke of a pen or the wave of a hand.
There is no Superman. There are no Avengers. There is no Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, or Bruce Willis who will save the day and get the girl. Despite all of our attempts to escape from the real world over the last century, the real world is a script that continues to be penned. It is unfinished, it is unpolished, it is raw and it is unrelenting. Yet, we all are the supporting cast. None of us are stars in this show, and the more we wait for someone to step into the spotlight, the closer we get to having to accept that the show may not go on. Maybe this is our day of reckoning.
Or…. Perhaps this is the final act…. And there is a spotlight and it is on all of us now.
The events of today and tomorrow, the dialogue that we are recording at this very moment, the actions that we do or don’t do, may be read many years from now like stories. Just as we read about World War 2, The Great Depression, World War 1, The Spanish Flu, The Civil War and further into history, we too will become just that…. History. Those who lived it will fade from existence and all that will be left is that of which has already been written.
How do you want the world to look back at this stage of civilization? How do you want your story to be told? Don’t you want to be remembered as the billions of people who helped their neighbors, projected hope, and prioritized life over luxury? Let them not learn of the heroes or villains, but rather of the people, who’s true colors painted a picture of strength, of courage, of resilience, and of sacrifice.
A picture of a modern day great awakening. The new found spirit of mankind. A picture that truly will be priceless.