THE ROARING TWENTIES

What has changed a hundred years from now? Are we not still blinded to the allure of wealth and the fast life? And the boundaries that were broken then, do they not mirror the many boundaries that have been shattered today? Everyone is still chasing to live on the streets paved of gold for to them, indulgence is their greatest sin. Though I look at the world a hundred years back in rose-coloured glasses, the decade still to come is painted in black and white. 

Perhaps the promise of adventure and rosy prospects may colour the era to come, yet maybe we have finally surpassed the finish line. Are the new advances of this world going to delight us as they once did? Perhaps we will finally release the chains that imprison us as the new era reminds us once again what perpetual freedom feels like. Will the era be defined by division or union, and who will our figures of glory be? The more that we move forward, the more I realise I must look back. I cannot be the only one who struggles to decide between the reassurance of the past and the benefits of the future. 

If the era to come will offer me freedom, I must remind myself of the world that once was, holding intact the value of morality. Some people think we have travelled so far that to look back would be a sin, but do they truly think they can avoid the many glimmers of the past hidden in this life, so easily? Yes, it may be easy to be caught up in the glamour of all that shines, but all stars must burn out at some point. If I do truly find hope and freedom, I hope I will never have to fear that it will burn out before the era dies. 

All decades have their defining moments of glory. Nearing the second decade of this century, I pray my mind will not be inhibited by the words of those who laugh at me. I know that many will disagree with what I say but at least my words are spoken in pure honesty as I war with myself to believe the best of the world to come. To the bare eye, the silver skyscrapers and purple jazz defined the roaring twenties, but truly, it was the wild minds of those who sought out freedom from the hardships of the past.

Ten years from now, will I have said that I have found freedom? Will we give in to the divisions existing in our hearts or remember the consequences of such choices? I can already feel the rain of sand pervading the hourglass of the era, but it will soon be flipped over signalling the beginning of that ghostly black & white world.

·PAST THE FINISH LINE·

  1. GO BACK – DECEMBER 16TH
  2. SONG IN THE NIGHT DECEMBER 18TH
  3. WILD SORROW – DECEMBER 20TH
  4. MAGNIFICENT DECEMBER 22ND
  5. HOW MUCH HE LOVES US DECEMBER 24TH
  6. LOVE OF A DAUGHTER DECEMBER 26TH
  7. SUPERNOVAE DECEMBER 28TH
  8. EYES WIDE SHUT DECEMBER 30TH
  9. RED ENIGMA JANUARY 2ND 
  10. TORN VEIL JANUARY 4TH

·ALL IS NOT FAIR IN LOVE & WAR·

  1. JEWEL OF LIFE JANUARY 9TH
  2. INFINITE PAIN JANUARY 11TH
  3. DREAM THE ESCAPE JANUARY 13TH
  4. GREATEST CRIME – JANUARY 15TH
  5. FRACTURED – JANUARY 17TH
  6. FAMOUS AS THE MOON JANUARY 19TH
  7. FALL & RISE JANUARY 21ST
  8. SWAN SONG JANUARY 23RD
  9. THE GREAT RHAPSODY JANUARY 25TH

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FAREWELL BY GEORGES BARBIER