Friday, July 1, 2011

What we are.....

Likely to make mistakes........be not quite good enough sometimes..most times..........struggle with the large and small things in life......try hard sometimes.....not give a fuck at others......be scared and excited and happy and sad and fearful and confident and tired and cautious. Hate and detest and burn with fury and simmer with envy and greed.....Love and like and smile. Fall into moods of enveloping spite and anger. Feel lifted with love and gratitude and happiness that breaks out of us in waves of loving the world and everyone in it
Forgiving and  open to starting again. Hopeful.
Thankful almost everyday.....and cross at ourselves at the end of days when we have been ungrateful. Curious and enquiring and yet glad to put our fingers in our ears and say 'lalalalalalalalal' can't hear you' at other times. Strange beasts of creativity and wonder and awe. Idle and apathetic. Packed to the rafters with contradiction.
We only get one go at being who we are. From this vantage point the road behind is littered with 'why this/that/them/those choices/that person/that emotion/that road travelled..'.....
Glorious and fascinating with flaws and souls that can soar. Wanting to herd together and yet craving space and freedom. Ordinary, and finding comfort in the ordinary, yet yearning for the extraordinary.

Is this what we are?

Every day above ground is good...every hour should be savoured....good or bad...breathe....live....x

8 comments:

Steve said...

Hear hear.

She Means Well... said...

Thank you. I needed this kind of serenity and inspiration, particularly this week.
M.

Kelloggsville said...

'Likely to Make Mistakes' that should be my epitaph

Kelloggsville said...

actually it's more likely to be 'Likely to make Mistaks' *sigh*

Nana Go-Go said...

Forgiveness was never my strong point. Forgetting works better for me. Have a great weekend, Libs. x

About Last Weekend said...

Great words and really inspiring. Too often I'm too whiney and ungrateful, thanks for this!

diney said...

It's true, we need to live in the present and enjoy it, not mull over the what if's of the past and future.

Madame DeFarge said...

I shall try to bear this in mind, despite the stuff that life insists on chucking my way.