When you step over the edge, you enter a world of stark reality. The pretty shroud falls away to reveal an ugly world, a terrifying truth, an exilerating existence. I'm not talking about drugs, I'm talking about experiences that go beyond an altered mental state. When you have known battle and hardship, pain and death and life, you step beyond the world of normalcy and really live. The price for this is high, it takes everything you have away and may leave you totally alone. And once you cross, you can never go back home to the world of lies. Those who have taken that journey know what I am talking about and will relate. Those that haven't will be at a loss, and I'm sure will answer this post with all sorts of comments about asses, random silliness, and new uses of the F word. If you can't watch a news show anymore without recognising that everything they say is a lie, then you know where I am coming from. If the reality TV, Internet, Facebook, polite society no longer feels comfortable, then you can relate. Greetings my brothers and sisters, stay safe, and never give up the fight.