Sometimes you can’t avoid but fight back and speak up.
We usually admire the strong people who are able to do such, specially for the right thing. Let’s also keep in mind that this admiration usually is a stand alone one and quite often from a safe distance.
These strong people choose to “do the right thing” at their own expenses, for they appear to be “The Uncomfortable Ones” from a short distance, not so easy to be around with. Subdued attitude is not part of their personality.
Living in the shadows, is not the worst of the things that can happen to you.
Living in the shadow of someone else is worse.
Living in the shadow of someone else and feel that you have no way out of it, it’s the worse.
Sometimes it can’t be avoided, sometimes it just feels that way, and in this case it doesn’t even matter if it’s the truth or not, you feel the cold of the eclipse which you witness and what is it that you can do about it. Move away? Go away?
See, the shadows are not so easy to get away from. It’s not them just lurking in, they have this sensory system and feel your darkness, they feel welcomed and they creep over and finally get stitched to your talons. They sense the void in your being and they conquer what you have left for them to fill. This is how the eclipse becomes daily and it’s a part of you and you hate it and yet you embrace it, because suddenly it has been so long and you know no other way to take a breath.
It could take an eternity for one to fully realize let alone to fight the eclipse.
Let me explain, as I know it sounds absurd. In fact, I fully get what F.Kafka was aiming at when writing “Metamorphosis”, the poor Gregor, was literally transformed into an insect and he was banned from society and what’s worse disowned from his own family.