Hidden behind monsters and walls of steel, lie treasure.
All of it within us, all of it created by us.
Breathless joy and crippling pain.
One does not exist without the other. One can never grow without the other.
But what happens when our expectations of joy fall short?
What happens when the sting of pain festers too deep?
Do we erect a prison, safe within our walls, and wait for somebody to show up with a key?
Or do we close our umbrellas and dance in the rain?
Find a sword and face the dragon?
The journey to 8Restoration is not a carefully plotted trip to a far away land. The path is not always clear or free of debris. It’s a trek much closer to home; one that spans the terrain of our own minds.
And the answers you seek about Oscar and Reeva… They do not exist in a bathroom at 3am. They do not exist in a fifteen minute window of time. They exist over years, in the dark corners that nobody has addressed… that nobody wanted to see… nobody until now. This journey to 8Restoration will open your eyes, make you pay attention and make you question everything you think you know.
I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.
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