Beauty In Shadow

For every “safe to say” there’s a “sorry to say“.

For every break up there’s a make up.

Whether the make up is accepted or not will determine whether the couple will be elevated or devoured by the shadowy creeping things.

Probably safe to say the couple in question isn’t thinking about the creeping things. Sorry to say though, that the creeping things are definitely considering the couple, not as a couple, but as single units. Snacks to be savored over months and years. Slow demise once they’re single.

When boy leaves girl, or girl leaves boy, he or she doesn’t know an opening is created for the hungry devouring shadows to snatch one, to drag one, boy or girl, down into the darkness.

Boys and girls with determination will be more likely to escape. And it doesn’t matter if the boy or girl is determined to stay in the relationship or leave it. The determination to TAKE ACTION will get him or her out of the shadows and back to living. Only the ones who give up really become a meal for the many-limbed malevolence.

Making up, some will realize, doesn’t absolutely mean getting back together. In some relationships, making up means forgiveness and lots of distance. In those, often, the one, girl or boy, who returned from the creeping things, will recognize the shadows surrounding the other, and will know not to hang around. In those relationships, the beauty is in knowing.

Girls and boys who grow stronger from escaping the shadows, have a better chance than those who have not yet been down there.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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