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Poetry/Prose: Breathe

Another season is coming to an end, and with it another period begins
It’s always a bittersweet moment, arriving at that juncture of culminations and new beginnings
Memories of both the good and the bad flood in and seemingly overwhelm you
The kiss of a smile might grace your lips or the sorrow of a sigh might escape your throat
But when all is said and done, you come up for air again, and like you have always done, you inhale… and then exhale


Love is the most worthy of all things known to man, and it’s probably the hardest to do, accept or feel
If pain is love and love is pain, then pain cannot be totally bad, now can it?
For it lets you know that what you currently are is not who you want to be
And it’s always great to hear some truth once in a while
And it’s at that apex, while you watch dumbfounded and spell bound, that the pain you’ve known transforms itself into what it was all along…Love
And when all is said and done, you come up for air again, and like you’ve always done, you inhale…and then exhale


Change. The only thing constant and certain in this life is change. And even then the nuances of possibilities are never ending
Change the noun. A shift in the current state of being
Change the verb. An action taken to induce a reaction in a state of being
Change the idea. Once again, endless possibilities
Change can be good, change can be bad, change can be scary, change can be fun
But change gives us a chance to start over and remake our choices
And once all is said and done, you come up for air again, and like you’ve always done, you inhale…and then exhale


How does a new-born baby know to allow its lungs to do the thinking? How do children stare up at you wide-eyed and grinning, not doubting what you tell them?
Trust. Just like the word says, it’s what allows you to thrust yourself into an experience, a situation, a state of mind, without doubting
It’s the invisible backbone to our genetic make-up that urges us to give things another try, to make a definitive decision to embrace it all
And just like the day we allowed our lungs to do the thinking for us, our natural state of being is to trust the one who brought us forth in the first place
So when all is said and done, we come up for air again, and like we’ve always done, we inhale…and then exhale


So like I was saying before I got caught up in this brewing current
When you get to that crossroad, that turning point or deal breaker, remember these three things
Love. It’s at the very core of the universe and it always manifests in one way or another. When it comes down to it, it’s what matters the most
Change. Paradoxical as it is, it is the only constant thing in the world. Stop fighting it and start embracing it. Go on that roller coaster of experience and live life to the fullest
Trust. Thrust yourself into the endless possibilities that abound, and believe deep within that the one who cradled you even before you became a reality will always be there for you to turn to.
Because when all is said and done, we come up for air again, and like we’ve always done, we inhale... and then exhale.



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