When you're on board an aircraft, you get all the safety instructions prior to taking off...you hardly pay attention cos you think you know how to handle such a situation if the need arises, and you continue reading the on-board mag. The flight takes off, and an hour into it, you feel some heavy turbulance and the Captain instructing you to fasten your seatbelts. You panic and you can't remember a thing the stewardess told you about emergency evacuation procedures and you blame yourself for not paying attention. Suddenly the aircraft is full of smoke and the Cabin crew instructs everyone to get to the back of the plane. It's all getting quite foggy and dark inside due to the intense smoke and right now you only have the on-board floor lights as your guide to the back of the aircraft. You depend on those tiny trail of aisle lights to take you to safety...take you where you feel you're somehow gonna make it. And what do you hope against hope here? That those aisle lights wouldn't die on you! That they are gonna keep litted and aid you until you reach your refuge. That doesn't mean that you expect the lights to shine any brighter than usual...you just want them to be there without flickering and dying away at your time of need.
Have you been a guiding light to someone who needed you in their darkest moments? Or did you just flicker and die on them, leaving them in pitch darkness? As far as I'm aware, I have never (and I mean it) let anybody down in their moments of hurt and despair. Sometimes all people ever need is just a hug and the realisation that their feelings were understood, not a validation of them. But I realised that that's not how everyone would handle it when it comes to my moment of need. But aisle lights don't need guidance do they? They just do their job. They just get on with what they're supposed to do...what they are made to do. And that is, to provide light (understanding and guidance) to evacuate people to safety (comfort) during an emergency (darkness) no matter what. So, I'm comfortable and happy being the aisle light that I am. It's at a time of despair that you can find out who really CARES. Have you been a guiding light to someone who needed you in their darkest moments? Or did you just flicker and die on them, leaving them in pitch darkness?
My cousin who's on the Right in this pic is a darling...she's always been there for me...not by words or by reason...but by her aura. She's definitely an aisle light to many people in her life. I dedicate this post to her. Thanks T, HUGS!
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