This past summer, my older two kids and I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’re now watching Angel. For those not familiar, these two series deal intensely with vampires, demons, and other fictional creatures of the night. I enjoy the series immensely, but they are clearly working their way into my subconscious.
So the other day, my afternoon nap was filled with a nightmare about high school aged demon type people. I was one of them. It dredged up all sorts of painful incidents from my past plus it clearly was influenced by my television viewing choices. When I woke up, I wrote down the following sentence:
"The monster within is what ends up shining through no matter how hard we try to keep it from manifesting externally."
Wow. It’s a painfully true statement on some levels. It’s also a little too much profundity for me for an afternoon nap. Could I just get some decent sleep instead, please?
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