You see, there’s a slumbering trembling that takes a step into something warm and inviting, like the sun, but with training wheels.
And every time the light of day hits it, someone comes along with a sledgehammer and takes it all away.
I keep lying there, catching my breath. Before sitting back up, playing with my fingers in the sand, writing maps no one understands but me.
But I can still feel the pulse of it in me, thrumming into a hurricane of neediness, ready to explode and take everything in its path with it. Down into this desert of warmth and cool breezes and nothing that really belongs in these flat lands.
Do you remember the first time you felt the sun’s heat on your flesh? I think I must’ve had a hand over my mouth, but it wasn’t mine. I think I must’ve had some words fall out, but they came from another tongue.
So I grab my shoes and shake the dust out and, what do you know?, I’m still entirely ready to get the wind knocked out of me by hope.
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”– Roy T. Bennett
I hope that as the corona virus has turned your life upside down, that you are safe and loved. We will make it through these stressful times.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to search for joy today. Little things matter. Don’t let the world swallow you up with its hatred and isolation. We are in this together. We are strong and we care.
I think this is a perfect example of how the internet and social media is such a huge blessing. We are isolated physically. But we can still communicate and find companionship via the technology we have at our disposal.
I hope you have a fabulous day!
Me? I’m still going to work as of right now. The business I work for is considered an essential job so I’m pretty blessed. I only work part time and my health is being a jerk. The new medication I’ve been trying has made me worse and I’m having to get it out of my system. I’m struggling but I know I have to feel better eventually, at least emotionally (bipolar depression and anxiety are kicking my butt right now). I’m also not sleeping and dealing with a lot of pain.
But I know things will get better. They have to. Our struggles give us the opportunity to grow stronger. We can do this.