Something Worth Remembering
I've learnt that pain is inevitable. And I've learnt it the hard way.
But perhaps if I didn't, I wouldn't be sitting here right now trying to type this out for you. It is with each faliure and heartbreak do I realize what I am capable of withstanding. For those of you who still do not get my drift, let me break it down for you:
Look deeply into someone's eyes. You will see excitement, abashedness maybe, even happiness. But you'll also see the worry and fear that clings and spreads as wrinkles at the sides of their eyes. This is the fear and pain i'm talking about. And we spend a great deal of our time trying to run away from it. Or dream that we can become superhero individuals. Why is this, that we belittle ourselves? It's a shame that we don't acknowledge our immense strength. Instead, we sneer upon it; we shy away from it; we're even afraid of it.
They say narcissism is a bad thing, but sometimes self-love is what we really need. Our ability to hold this pain we feel and yet not crumble under its existence - that is in itself the greatest gift one can acquire.
Dedicated to those facing the stigma of freely choosing the skin they want to be comfortable in