(I had to change this flow. Sometimes experiences will do that to you) I started walking through a "majestical" paradise strolling through a storybook wonderland created to entice As I got half way through my trek the scenery no longer looked so nice The cardinals and blue jays singing so sweetly soaring so high in the sky suddenly became mummified, plunging to their deaths, their last breaths were high pitched shrieks piercing my ears. I turned away from this morbid sight only to see a garden of lilies and daffodils, hues of magenta sapphire and buttercup yellow were smiling at me all at once the petals began to melt, turning into a green ooze that reeked of a cross between vomit and cat pee Gagging i ran into a swarm of butterflies translucent, pastel wings peacefully fluttering suddenly, the insects transformed into maggots, slimy and festering, turning into flies, I tossed and turned muttering No more! No more! Please release me from this madness! And I awoke from this dream gasping for air, frightened and perplexed at first, but after pondering a bit, filled with sadness. I deduced that any Eden, no matter how wondrous can be changed into Hell if fear is allowed to take over gladness. Fear will destroy anything and everything in it's path... if we let it... I pray to God I won't live to regret it, this fear... has got a hold of you, is trying to to latch onto me and is trying to simply destroy all that we could possibly be. I'm fighting like hell not to let it, can't you see? But you need to join in this fight wholeheartedly. And together we'll defeat this fear, and live triumphantly. Making that paradise a reality, embracing eternally. I'll be damned if I allow this fear to become a factor in me.