Monday, August 04, 2014
The Beautiful, Wonderful Mess
Every morning, just as my dreams begin to fade and reality takes over, a choice presents itself – a choice on how I’m going to face the day. Regardless of the dream, whether it was good, bad, erotic, scary, hurtful, funny… no matter – I have a choice of how I’m going to set my pace for the day.
So many mornings over the past couple of years have been met with trembling hands, lumps in my throat, tears running down my cheeks, fear of the unknown, pain of the past, yet mixed with hope for a better day, for a better tomorrow, for love, for joy, for happiness. Some days are met with those good moments, other days I face more trials and more heartache. Every day I face me and the woman I was, the woman I choose to be, the woman I want to become.
I wish I could make everything perfect. I wish I could always make the right choice. I wish I could always find happiness, always pick the right circumstances, and always find the right person. I’m human and I make mistakes. I get things wrong… a lot. Sometimes …sometimes I get it right.
The world is in chaos, yet we’re expected to continue to keep on living, to continue hoping, to survive the pain. Do you see me? Do you not know I’m part of this world too? For those who come into my life, I see you. I look beyond your body, your words, your masks, and I see you - the beautiful, wonderful mess that you are, because in you - I see me. I smile at your imperfections and hope you can do the same.
Quit expecting me to be perfect, to have all the answers, to lead you where you need to go. I will disappoint you and let you down. Don’t put that burden on me, I can’t carry it, I’m not strong enough. Just love me as I am, and I’ll do my best to love you just as you are, and maybe together as we struggle to carry ourselves through this life and we won’t have to walk alone.
But if you can’t do that – let me go.
Till next time,