never promised

I would leave it all behind me, drops of paint as I walk past, made up words tossed along as easily as love for life. by C. Streetlights via @CStreetlights #Promised #Life #Healing
"I would leave it all behind me, drops of paint as I walk past, made up words tossed along as easily as love for life." by @CStreetlights

What good is an epiphany if I don’t act on it in my life? What good is a sudden realization if I don’t absorb it fully? ¬†Why practice self-reflection if I won’t accept what I come to know about myself? Why desire change in my life if I won’t actually go through the work? Why seek answers if I ask the wrong questions? And why even bother with anything if I won’t spend the time to listen?

We were never promised the moon or the stars, never promised an easy path. We were never guaranteed success or a fair start, charitable neighbors or a kinder humankind. We arrive here as light travelers and leave here carrying baggage in our hearts; only we know, truthfully, how we left the landscape behind us.

And what good is a landscape if I don’t paint it as walk? Leaving colors of despair overshadowed by hope and loneliness paired with laughter. There would be growth blooming from self-reflective pools with birds flirting with epihanous skies.

I would leave it all behind me, drops of paint as I walk past, made up words tossed along as easily as love for life. I wasn’t ever promised the moon and stars. I prefer it that way. What else would my landscape meet along the horizon at the close of my day if I held the moon and stars in my pocket? No, they belong in the sky glowing a promising blue and meeting up with my life when it’s ready to align itself with them.

And this is good.

 

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I wrote and illustrated my first bestseller, "The Lovely Unicorn" in the second grade and I've been terrified of success ever since. Published by ShadowTeamsNYC and represented by Lisa Hagen Books

2 thoughts on “never promised”

  1. kelly says:

    yes, this IS good.

    1. And maybe magical. I haven’t got the hang yet of finding it.

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