This picture was taken a few weeks ago on a day hiking trip to Starved Rock State Park. As I have said in previous entries, this is an unbelievably beautiful and special place with so much to see and do. The hours seem to fly by because you get lost in all the amazing rock formations and paths that line the landscape. I hope it rains at least a few days before the next time I go, because I hear it is even more beautiful when there is water flowing from atop the canyons.
I took several pictures that day, but the snapshot I’m featuring here is so simple, yet so perfect at the same time. I was not closed in, but standing at the bottom of this weathered canyon made me feel like I was trapped in a hole of some sort, the sunlight up top representing the freedom of escape from this pit. Not until now did I realize what this metaphorical escape meant.
The relationship world is a confusing one to say the least because people normally aren’t as open, honest, and forward as we would like them to be. This results in a game of chase, meaning we are waiting for someone to pursue us rather than attacking things head on and saying how we feel right away. People do this for a number of reasons. They may think they’re too good for all of this, feeling like putting in any work at all is a waste of time because they will get what they want in the end anyways. Some people just like the thrill of the chase and the mystery that comes along with it, as they find the games and the unknown exciting. Lastly, they may be holding back in fear that the person who they suddenly have feelings for may not feel the same way towards them. They keep things bottled up until they drive their interest crazy.
Whatever category you fall into, the best way address any issue you have is to escape this game of chase and be totally honest about everything. Yes, it may catch people off guard and scare them a little, but if the person truly feels the same way it won’t matter and they may actually find it sweet. If they don’t, it’s okay. It may sting a little at first, but you will be fine. Just keep looking up at that light and you will eventually get to exactly where you’re supposed to be.
The sooner you escape the chase, the better off you’ll be.