So many thing in this life to let go of. So many things in this life to cling to.
It’s such a long process to sort them all out. Mostly, possessions are easy. What we need, what we love, what has meaning. The rest is just stuff. Stuff that gets in our way and will swallow us whole if we let it.
Emotions are harder. Goals are tough. Dreams are excruciating. People are impossible.
And yet, we do it. We survive. We thrive. We look around us and marvel at the beauty of life. We enjoy the view even as it changes. We feel small and helpless, and then large and on top of the world, in the single span of one day. We breathe it all in, and we cough it back out.
We hang on to this rollercoaster ride of a life, gasping for air and letting out screams and laughing like crazy. We bump against each other and realize that we’re all in the same amusement park. Some of us prefer the ferris wheel to the haunted house, and some of us just like to stroll around, nibbling on cotton candy.
There are nights filled with fireworks, and other nights filled with whispering moons.
Innocence and wisdom are all part of the same tree.
Each year brings deeper roots and fresh buds. New growth and fresh scars. A new chance to fly, floating gently down to earth or being carried away on a strong, cold wind.
And there’s always that barker, drawing us in once again.
Offering a seat on the merry-go-round.
Just listen to that music.
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