Even when our circumstances seem completely hopeless.
Even when there are no options.
Even when all doors are barred and guarded by malignant, hideous, malevolent forces.
We don’t have to stay anywhere forever.
That seems a ridiculous thought when…
- pain causes moments to feel like years
- random and horrible things have paralyzed us
- there are no advocates, no miracles, and nothing new to try
As Neil Gaiman meant by his quote, we always have our imagination, our mind, books to escape into, our attitude, and our mortality, which, inevitably, brings an end to all things.
But, if we are as wise as Neil, we will use all of what we have, right now, to escape early and often.
From my worst prisons I have been rescued by books, by Neuro-Linguistic Programming, by wisdom stored up long ago.