you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong and you really do have worth and you learn and you learn” —
I’ve loved this for a long time. In the past I’ve felt so connected to it and it helped me grow and separate from toxic people in my life. Now reading it it’s a reminder to not be afraid to be independent and stand on my own two feet instead of forcing my needs and life on others. Love this. Very accurate of my outlook on things.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.” —Robert Frost
In the South we expect a lot out of our Gents- from opening every single door to impressing our Daddy. He goes above and beyond every day. Never take him for granted. Let him know how much you love him and appreciate all the things he does for you :)
Yours ceases to be a “scientific” presentation when you start citing “They say.”
hey, Thanks! I appreciate it! :D