Welcome to the announcement of the fourth @cannaweedness #trippycontest. For this month’s contest, we are collaborating with @coffeebuds, the top 20 witness, who has provided the prompt and will be stepping in for some guest judging. If you aren't voting for witnesses yet, get on that and learn who is who.
Intro: You moved me
For this contest we are going to get reflective, introspective - detective. No, not Narcs. For the fourth installment we want to know, what event has changed the trajectory of your life.
We are getting personal.
Sit down - Let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time there was a teenager who after a young life of athletic achievement, fell chronically ill. Within a matter of months he went from running laps to being unable to walk a short flight of stairs and, the prognosis was not looking good. The specialist didn't give him much chance of recovery and life was going to be a life altering surgery that would leave him with a lifelong disability.
Instead he chose to live with the condition as best he could and read all he could on what he could. Every alternate treatment with near zero success while his body withered away under the duress of illness and depression started to take root. By nature he was not a depressive person but under constant pain and discomfort and watching life travel by while he had no ticket - he had all the time to think and no time to do. It consumed him, it gnawed at his mind while awake and haunted his dreams in his fitful sleep. It owned him.
One night a friend offered him a little press pill with a tiny little star printed onto one face. His nerves were pulled tight, he had no idea what to expect, no idea where it would lead and to what ends it would have -but he figured - how much more damage can it do, how much more pain could it cause?
Nothing. the lights of the night club whirled overhead while his group of friends drank and partied on and, watched him from the corner of their eyes. They were nervous too.
He watched the lights and then felt the all the muscles in his body simultaneously, every joint, every tightness and every pain - and it slowly dulled, relaxed, disappeared entirely. And then the start of the song began. The throb of the bass beat, the distortion of the speakers, the vibration of the floor coursed through his body as his jaw tightened, as the music flooded his body and time no longer moved in a straight line. Acutely aware of the slightest movement, completely unaware of the world at large - he danced until the sun rose.
The next day on zero sleep yet feeling rested, he reflected on what had transpired and the most important realization arose - the illness that owned his very thoughts - had not been thought of at all, and he had been symptom free for the first time in 6 years - if only for 12 hours. It was this realization that set off a chain reaction of events that would shift the path of his life and take him around the world because if a small pill of chemicals can do that, he can find a way to replicate the effects without it.
Sometimes, the brain needs to be rebooted to reintroduce possibility where only hopelessness and despair had lived for so long. He lives with the illness still but instead of it chaining him to its experience, he owns it and his own freedom.
From the drop of the pill, the drop off the bass beat and the drop of thought itself - that night was a turning point that discovered life where none was considered to live.
#TrippyContest4: You moved me
Share in a post a turning point experience of your own life of something that has led you to be who you are today - reflect and most importantly, be inspired.
Who knows what the telling of your experience could mean for another, who knows what the retelling could mean to you. Let's find out.
Prizes: 600 Smoke
The rules are the same as usual, with the exception of a few tweaks.
- All contributions must be original
- Contributions must be published as a post on your profile
- Contributions must be the equivalent of at least 500 words “in effort” long.
- Contributions must be in English
- Contributions must be tagged #trippycontest4
- Leave a comment with a link to your contribution on this post
Rewards from the #cannaweednesscontest will be directly powered up to your account
Submission deadline is: Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 23.59 GMT
Updates to the prize pool (thank you)
@coffeebuds has added 420 Smoke on top (200 to 1st, the rest spread) to the pool.
@lordoftruth has generously added 100 Smoke (20 for each placing) to the prize pool.
@cryptosmokers have also added 100 (20 for each placing) to the prize pool.