Original poem, "Challenger Point" was titled with reference to the geographical location, "Challenger Deep" located at the Mariana Trench. "Challenger" is the deepest recorded location in Earth's ocean. Chapbook, Equilibrium has a prevalent theme of nature emerging from metaphorical concepts of intrinsic self-examination. To reach the pinnacle of purpose one must face realities that often illuminate the darkest parts of ourselves. Equilibrium can not be achieved by solely praising moments of success without acknowledging trials, challenges that paved that path upward.
Many of us may fear what addressing internal and external obstacles will yield. Maybe within the personal search of balance the true imbalance of our lives will resurface causing us to do more than hope for change but create it. While the deepest location in Earth's oceans, "Challenger Deep" can not reflect much light neither appears to have an end much like life lived without hope, the truth of this natural wonder resonates potential far beyond the darkest point. While light can not reach this place of uncertain gloom sound can penetrate to the depths of the lowest point on Earth and inevitably our world.
When life becomes too obscure to see the light we can hold onto the sounds that we have heard. As the sounds or words of hope lead us through our darkest hours our stories become far more than a "self-made" narrative of survival. Our stories are entangled with all that we hear, have heard and will speak. After all, in the beginning before "let there be light" there was the Word according to biblical text.
Our genesis began with words.
Words empower not only our journey but those surrounding us that absorb our sounds before they see our light. If nothing else is pulled from the aforementioned poem, may this resound.
In our lowest points we are not alone, the Word that created us is there.
Equilibrium reveals much about the author's passion for natural science, spiritual exploration and building community through inspirational text and context. Check out the #spokenword rendition of "Challenger Point" @ www.refresherpoint.com/chapbook
Learn more about "Challenger" at https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/3/120326-james-cameron-mariana-trench-challenger-deepest-lunar-sub-science/