I wrote this at a writing group after being asked to pick an object and write about it. I chose a marble with a green wave/eye in the middle. What I have written is about recovery, I think.
The green wave can be seen through the glass but it cannot be touched. There are no mirrors within the glass so the wave cannot see its beauty. There are bubbles, the waves oxygen. It has all it needs to survive but it needs more to thrive. Unless the wave fights to get out of the bubble it will forever be trapped. Imagination is needed to get an idea of what could be outside the bubble, to strive for positive change. Whilst the wave is isolated it will never feel the comfort and joy that being with others can bring. It is hard for the wave to escape. The bubble can't easily be shattered with physical force and a lot of mental strength is needed to break through. The wave is used to being inside the bubble, why change? It is far easier to stay the same. The wave can't change on its own. It needs support from outwith the bubble to make a small crack and weaken the glass which can then be shattered bit by bit by the wave. It will take a while and glue from the outside will seal some of the cracks again trapping the wave a little but not as much as it initially was. There is hope for the wave when there is inside and outside belief that things can change. No longer just surviving but thriving.
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