Saturday, April 21, 2018

What Romeo and Juliet Means to Me

Since I started writing articles, blogging, creating posts however you may want to put it. I have made a point of not making it about my own life. My current site is called Emil Elm because I simply wanted to put my name out there a little more. But today is different. 

Over the past few months, I have started to view things a lot different. I let bad events and disloyal people get me to a point where I started to feel hopeless. Just not a good time for me. The disdain and gloom about my surroundings seems a little more prevalent than usual.

"But Emil, I thought this was about Romeo and Juliet," you may be thinking. Don't worry I'll get to that. 

The color gray is an emotionless, moody color that is typically associated with meanings of dull, dirty, and dingy, and depressing. Everything around me that was colored gray began to standout figuratively and literally.

I couldn't wait for it to get dark outside. It became a curtain call for the bright sunny world around me. It felt like nothing could go right.

But then, when I least suspected it, things started to change. I didn't "get over" the things that were bad. But I learned that your mind CAN heal. And that if you wait, and give it time. You will be amazed at what a difference a few days, weeks or even years can make.  

After the death of his beloved Juliet, Romeo drank poison and ended his life, if he would have just given it only a few more minutes, Juliet would have awaken from her stasis, and the story would have ended so much differently. But he did not. And it made things so much worse. 

Tragedy will always let it be a part of our lives. It is not how we act on our brightest days but how we endure our darkest hours that define us, and help us become better. 

Don't be Romeo and Juliet. -EE

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