Tuesday, March 22, 2011


"...So if you're tired of the same old story, oh baby, turns some pages..."

I love this song. I've heard this song a kajillion times since the album came out, so much so that I usually don't even hear it when it plays on the radio. Then one day, when I was standing in one of the valleys in my life, this song was playing. That line just stood out, like it played at a louder volume than the rest of the song.

An epiphany is, according to dictionary.com, "a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience." This is what occurred. I had an epiphany.

It was like the Hand of God reached down and slapped me upside the head, and I finally understood what that lyric meant. That day I realized that we never have to keep to the same path we start on. We can change our direction, choose a new destination, go another way. If we find ourselves on the road to ruin, as they say, we are not bound to stay on that road--we can exit to the left or to the right or even turn around completely.

We are only stuck if we allow ourselves to be. If you are tired of the same old story...turn the page and start a new story. Maybe even one you write yourself.


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