A/N: I realize that a lot of this may not make a lot of sense. I know that it is a mass of contradictions. But that is in step with my mind. Ask a photographer, and they will tell you: In between black and white, there is gray.

In my mind,

Everything is clear

Everything is real

Everything is true.

Everything is distorted

Everything is an illusion

Everything is false.

Imagining allows us to see the world as we would like to see it. With no pain and lies, where everything is nice, kind, and true. But that is the real irony about imagining. Even if there is no pain, it is all a lie, an illusion, and none of it can be real.

So we must make a choice. Do we accept the worlds as it is, with its pain lies, and death, glossing over the unsavory as "inevitable but unavoidable tragedies?" Or do we dare to dream that another world is possible?

While it is fine to dream, we must be careful, or we will find out the hard way that our illusions are just like mirages in the desert, always out of reach. Dreams are cruel that way. Human minds, with their sadistic games, are cruel that way.

But worlds are turned, challenged, and changed on dreams. Without them, we would be blobs, just floating around like goldfish in a bowl, seemingly waiting until the day their lifeless body is scooped out of the water. Do goldfish dream? I think that they must. And if they do, then they have my pity. They are the tragic case where they are completely unable to fulfill their dreams. They are trapped in reality, in one world. But humans are not.

The tragedy is that some people chose, no, try to live in only one world. "Be realistic," they say, in their expensive suits in their expensive offices. "We live in a 'Modern' world." A world where everything is driven by a ravenous desire fore more: More money, more success, more love, more cars… I could keep going on for hours. It's like a Christmas Card. Where do I stop? These people have suppressed their imaginations. They live in a little box. "We all live in little boxes, and we need something to come in and rip our heads off." God, John Lennon was right.

We need to imagine that there is more to life than what we have now. I certainly hope that there is more, what with all that we do to each other. There is so much pain, but also the knowledge that there are many more years just like them, thousands of them.

I have made my choice.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

-"Imagine" By John Lennon

A/N: The song is not mine (Obviously), but it was the inspiration for this. And to Animal, in response to your last review, I do write, a lot. I just rarely find the time to publish it.