Monday, January 05, 2015
Scott Wilson's Walking Dead character Hershel Green once said, ~You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink you risk your life. And nowadays you breathe, and risk your life. Every moment now, you don't have a choice. The only think you can choose is what you're risking it for.~ In some aspect, living the single life can oftentimes feel like your simply surviving and battling your way through a post apocalyptic world within your own heart filled with metaphorical walkers. For its most definitely a survival of the fittest type of situation indeed in not getting bitten and/or devoured by the walkers that are a representation of anger, doubt, frustration, confusion, bitterness, heartbreak, sadness, loneliness, hatred, rage, etc. Hey, its a risk each one of us are willing to take when it comes to experiencing true happiness. Without a doubt, it can certainly be quite difficult navigating your way through the metaphorical walkers located within your own heart to the point where you feel as if the odds are overwhelming against you to reach your intended destination. Thinking about it further, no matter how far/fast you run, so to speak, and how strong you think you are in every sense of the word its absolutely impossible to get away from those aforementioned walkers whose sole purpose is to rip you apart to quench their hunger. Unfortunately, there comes a point where you gradually not only lose the person you started out in the beginning and one's own sanity in the process, but your sense of humanity gets stripped away, which has a tendency to happen living the single life. In a way, it's similar to how Rick Grimes began losing his sense of humanity and momentary sanity due to the decisions made and loved ones lost along the way during his fight to stay alive Someone said, ~You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.~ All too often, one surely finds himself/herself questioning whether fighting the good fight is worth it or not in order to experience worthwhile loving bliss. You see, the struggle of having your inner Governor be fully embraced can lead to mass casualties, in a manner of speaking, to fulfill your own selfish needs. What it primarily comes down to is six things rolling into one becoming the quintessential sacrificial lamb: dignity, morals, ethics, values, integrity and not to mention self respect. Let me tell you something ladies and gentlemen, I have come close on several occasions where I've held a metaphorical katana blade against the throat of those 6 important core aspects of my identity ready to strike to attain what I selfishly wanted unlike The Governor who struck down Hershel to get his but ended up failing. Let me ask you this question ladies, how may of you would thoroughly want to have a relationship very similar to that of or exactly like Glenn and Maggie's? I think its safe to say you would unless your either a Daryl/Carol or Daryl/Beth shipper...but I digress. Essentially, any woman would want a guy risking life and limb to be with the one he loves all-the-while having the steadfast belief he'll find his lady love knowing circumstances beyond anyone's control separated the both of you. As a guy, to have that kind of unwavering determination combined with the strength and fortitude to keep fighting to be by the side of one's best friend for life no matter the obstacles faced along with making a solemn promise never to leave is what a certain number of men such as myself are striving for to happen someday. Of course, I hope to meet or may possibly have already met my Maggie and don't even know it yet. In retrospect, love/true love is a risk worth taking because there is an innate Beth like hope of innocence in which you hold on to that can never be tainted or ended by a bullet to the head. A hope in which you channel the inner silent warrior of Machonne while having the inner voice of Dale's wisdom guiding you at the same time as you fight your way to where you want to be. Granted, you may encounter from time to time Eugene/Terminus like individuals who'll lie to your face to satisfy their own hidden agenda regarding the physical aspect of the relationship. Sadly, as much as you want to protect your heart by imprisoning it within a metal chain link fence you just have to obtain a fully heightened state of awareness involving the dating scene. Thankfully, you have a trusted crew of best buds/gal pals watching your back and supporting you every step of the way. In the end, I say to my fellow crew of single peeps who are surviving/battling through their own personal walkers the cure of a worthwhile loving relationship is out there so don't give up.