The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter 6

Blog 1946 – 01.22.2021

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter 6

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Chapter Six

As our intrepid travelers first catch sight of the Emerald City there is yet one beautiful and tempting obstacle in their path, sleep inducing poppies block their way all across the yellow brick road. There are many tempting beauties that would lull and keep us asleep throughout our lives. The call to us all is always, “Awake, O Sleeper.”

Sleep may indeed be the seamstress that knits the raveled sleeve of care, but if will retreat too much from the strain and pain of life we will find ourselves in our own poppy induced coma. During the so called Great War (There is nothing so great about war) morphine derived from opium derived from poppy flowers was used to dull the pain of many injuries sustained in battle helping to create a generation of war ravished and drug addicted people. The drunken and drug addicted roaring twenties were a result of war and the liquor and poppy induced comas of many. We are living in similar times where pain killers and recreational drugs are popped like candy and so many have become sleepily enslaved to their sweet tooth.

Life is I believe an adventure most enjoyed and appreciated with our hearts and minds fully awake and open to all the possibilities. As my replacement pocket medallion reminds me with it’s heart on one side and words “Open Your Heart” on the other, I intend to keep my mind and my heart open, my arms and hands open, my mouth, ears, and eyes open, to taste, hear, and see all that the Universe has for me. Join me after you wake from your nap, what a wonderful adventure lies ahead, even more so than Dorothy’s.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

You Raised Me Up

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