Simplify your life. Don’t wear clothes.
No more mall dressing rooms.
No more decisions on style and color
No more grimaces when you don’t like what you see in the mirror
No more confinement
Instead of clothes
wear a smile
wear your heart on your sleeve
wear invisible jewelry that sparkles and shines
and dance knowing everyone is probably watching
They are waiting to grow into their skin so they can be like you
When I lay dying upon my bed
when only past then lays ahead
With only farewell’s left to bid
I will not say, “I almost did.”
When sheets are warm but cold within
reflecting back on what has been
all the times of profound gladness
I will not say, “I almost had this.”
The ripples of my life to fade
I’ll leave a message well conveyed
as light turns dark from setting sun
I will not say, “I almost won.”
“It’s true that everything has its Personal Legend,
but one day that Personal Legend will be realized.
So each thing has to transform itself into something better,
and to acquire a new Personal Legend,
the Soul of the World becomes one thing only.”
Page 150 in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, one of my favorite books.
daily post prompt: Legend
We know what happened yesterday
we know our present stint
but what shall come tomorrow, we
have not an ounce of glint
Perhaps that’s for the better, thus
we live life as bestowed
no worry of what if’s and how’s
just watch as it unfolds.
For isn’t it a grander scheme
eyes upward toward the glow
to cast anxieties aside
and let the worries go?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow
“If I elevate myself, will you look down on me?”
“Ha! If you elevate yourself, it won’t matter.”
daily word prompt: Elevate