Thursday, July 24, 2014
On Being Human
Sorrow and pain are such a necessary part to the human experience, aren't they?
Life would be so dull and daft without them, our happiness and joy not nearly so meaningful.
For, in the depths of our suffering we are never more intensely aware that we are alive.
So wildly, desperately alive.
We feel each ripple of sadness that moves through us like a quaking in the earth
and when the waves of grief come surging in we are forced to do nothing less than beat our legs fiercely in an effort to keep our heads above water. To keep breathing, keep living.
It is when we are shaken, our souls stirred up, and grappling for hope that we are forced to awaken.
And there is nothing more human than this.
So wake up dear ones, wake up.
Let your tragedies be the fuel that sets your heart on fire.
At least this is what I'm trying to do.
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