Tuesday, 10 April 2012

B...I sat and thought of the words that begin with the letter B. Several ran through my mind, some of which amused me, some just weren't fitting.  Then one word seemed to jump out at me, I put it down to the frame of mind I must be in, or maybe it just seemed 'right'. My B word, is Beyond.
Beyond what?, beyond reason, beyond logic, beyond any reason of considerable doubt, that this is the right word for my B.  Right now, in all honesty, as i sit here, i'm thinking, there has to be something else beyond the idiocy of yahoo chat, that claims some of my time, and far too much of my attention. Does it sometimes seem that we are always thinking or looking beyond what we already have in our lives. Always looking beyond the simple pleasures of each day, of looking around us at what we already have to fullfill our everyday lives.
In a way, in each stage of our lives, we are looking beyond the 'here and now' to 'what comes next'. Your young, your looking beyond to becoming a teenager. Then move into young adult and beyond to marriage, to parenthood. Once there, we find ourselves looking beyond to the quieter times of life, to grandchildren and retirement. Are we not satisfied with what we have, in the 'here and now'?, are we looking so far beyond us that we forget to live for today?. I hope not, i want to cherish each time of my life, each chapter in my life means i've lived it to it's entirety, and not a moment beyond before that chapter is done.
Beyond the horizon, there is more to explore.  He or She is innocent until otherwise proved guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. To the back of beyond. Above and beyond (the call of duty, i just wanted to add that lol). Beyond all recognition. Beyond belief.
One word, one single word, can change a life. Beyond the horizon, there is a whole world to explore, that can change a persons life. Beyond the horizon there could be riches waiting on the other side of the world beyond all imagination and belief. Every single day, the police, the medics, the firemen, risk their own lives to serve and protect society and sometimes, i'm sure quite often, act above and beyond the call of their duty.  The phrase they use in the legal system, 'beyond reasonable doubt'...serves to protect those where there could be a shred of hope of being innocent, and avoid incarceration. A term of imprisonment could hang in the balance in a jury room during judgement, a decision to be made with all evidence at hand, and beyond any doubt, that they may be guilty or innocent. Such a simple English word can change the course of justice and a persons life.  We watch the news on tv, sometimes in utter disbelief, with thoughts of astonishment beyond belief. Some words in the English language are just ordinary, simple, quite uncomplicated. Then there are some words that can summon up so many different thoughts, points of views, opinions, controversy, and i believe the word Beyond should be one of those. Its a word that makes a person think of what they could have, and not realise what they already have.
Sometimes i do think beyond the here and now, thinking further afield, into the future and beyond reach. I think its a word that keeps us striving and moving forward in our lives, i like to look at the positives in life and everyday things, and situations, and everything beyond what i have now, and what i strive for in the future, could only ever be positive, with overtones of happiness, throw in enjoyment, enticement and encouragment,  and everything beyond the 'here and now' could only be what one could explain as mere perfection to come, to be embraced with satisfaction beyond belief.

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