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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

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By Robin Caldwell

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. Youre moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. Youve just crossed over into The Twilight Zone (Rod Serling)

I remember it well, it was a Thursday. On that particular Thursday, it appeared as though much of everything Id ever wanted or hoped for was being delivered right into my lap by the hand of God Almighty the Giver of all good and perfect gifts; the Father of all creation; and the one who loved me. For the first time in ages, I felt so blissful and blessed; all warm and fuzzy on the inside. I felt like a little girl at Christmas, waiting for the moment when I could open my presents.

You see, it wasnt as simple as receiving what I desired but also receiving what I needed at what I perceived to be the eleventh hour or last minute.

On that Thursday, I was praising the Lord and singing, Hes an on time God, yes he is Oh my goodness, I cried with joy believing that He had answered my prayers. Please know that I was happy, happy, and even happier.

Within 48 hours, there had been a total reversal of fortune. It was all gone. Poof! And not only had everything disappeared, anything else that could go wrong did go wrong ridiculously, laughably wrong!

By Saturday morning, I was in the fetal position, staring at a wall and wondering what exactly did Jobs wife mean when she said, Curse God and die. Of course, the closest thing I came to curses was that I silently mouthed why every fifteen minutes or so, which made me look like a bumbling idiot in public. And given the way I felt, if God killed me for that, I honestly wouldnt have noticed.

Robin had entered The Twilight Zone or TTZ, for short. I had literally moved into another dimension of sound, sight and mind. It was a land of shadow and substance, of things and ideas. In a matter of two days, Id crossed over from the land of bliss and certainty to the land of disappointment, uncertainty and bewilderment. If I tell you that I felt like I was living the surreal life, it would be the total truth.



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