I never truly understood Prof Lupin’s wonderment or statement that of course, Harry’s fear is of fear itself …when referring to the bogart session in class..
Fear is what we nurture, we sculpt, we rear and paint
Fear is friend, cautioning is but can also be an ugly companion when paired with worry and lack of optimism
Fear is of our own making
But fear has been there all along, with us..
Blameless, purposeful ..its existence embraced
We have many fears. We have nurtured quite a few knowingly or unwittingly
But fear is also that true, some time at a fault, not blameless, when there are impending dangers lurking just around the corner
But some other times, the fears are groundless ..baseless ..
Some takes it bad, some reflects upon it and thrives
What makes of you of fear?
Fear is the one that grips, fear of losing ..worldly and unwordly ..spunned unto nothingness ..filled with lost, despair and desolation
People do act irrationally if they fear of losing something or someone dear to them
But alas, everything in this world, is temporary ..dipinjamkan ..nothing is permanent..
As they infamously quote, time is the greatest thief of all..
For me, I had feared of reading other novels other than my so called tried and tested books from Rick Riordan, James Rollins, Lee Childs and a few others..
But a few days ago, I abandoned that fear by the door, and loss myself in other ‘untested’ authors, and was delighted ..delved, thrown and spurned into a new world..filled with beautiful lessons about life and beauty ..for thay, I chided fear as irrational, more so me with the question..why in the hell did I held myself back ..
Given the utmost choice, I may have chided reading just for pleasure, but yeah, that was irrational too ..and so, I have embraced the unknown and has since can still feel yhe giddyness of anticipation I had not felt for ages, since I kept on rereading and rereading works that I am utterly familiar with ..
There it goes ..familiarity ..not contempt here, just safety ..
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