The Way Of The Way 23

The theater is dark

and then we are born.

Soon movies come on,

one and another and countless more.

Family, friends and others

steer us to movies in which they star.

We pick one or a couple

and watch them intently,

identifying with certain actors

their roles and the storyline.

These roles define our lives

as it all seems very real.

But when the movie ends

theater lights break the darkness

and the movie is revealed as just a movie,

a two-dimensional illusion.


When we know from the start it’s just a movie

we enjoy it for what it is, entertainment,

and suffer little regardless of our roles.