Okay, so… this is TOTALLY off-topic.
The thing is, I am well aware that I’ve been sort of lacking on the blog lately. I’m really sorry. I ended my time at one job, went on vacation, and then started a new job. Life has been crazy and I’m just trying to keep my head above water.
So, while I do that, I want you to know that I appreciate those of you who have kept reading and who continue to keep reading. You have my solemn promise that I’ll be more focused soon.
In the meantime, my sister reminded me recently of one of my favorite poems — one we learned from our summer camp, which is a truly important aspect and forming part of each of our lives… and it’s so beautiful and relevant to my life on so many levels right now that I decided to share it.
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After A While
by Veronica Shoffstall
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and sharing a life
And you learn that love doesn’t mean possession
And company doesn’t mean security
And loneliness is universal.
And you learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your hope on today
As the future has a way of falling apart in mid-flight
Because tomorrow’s ground can be too uncertain for plans
Yet, each step taken in a new direction creates a path
Toward the promise of a brighter dawn.
And you learn that even sunshine burns
If you get too much
So you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that love,
Always has joys and sorrows
Seems ever present, yet is never quite the same
Becoming more than love and less than love
So difficult to define.
And you learn that through it all
You really can endure
That you really are strong
That you do have value
And you learn and grow
With every goodbye
What are some of your favorite poems/ quotes that have made a difference to you? I’d love to hear them!