Snow Globe

Maybe if you looked at the world

like you would at a glass snow globe

You would understand,

That we share the same sky

And the same snow blankets us all

And we aren’t all that different from each other

A grand tale

My love,

There is a grand story being written here

You won’t see the pattern in it’s ebb and flow

You won’t be able to guess at its ending

but you will walk the paths you have to walk

and as all good tales go,

one day you will find yourself standing on the last page

and as you live out your last breath

you will realise,

you have been staring at the ending all along

Content

And I guess,

I know what it is to be content.

It is to be full of love and light

To look into the eyes of a loved one

And see it reflected back at you

It is to laugh, loud and helplessly so

To be alone with a book that mirrors your soul

To walk on empty roads, not alone,

but with your presence at your side

To be away and yet at home

Letting Go

People pass like time

Like running water

Like drafts of wind on a summer night

Like a wisp of smoke trailing heavenward

And all that’s left in their wake 

is the fragrance of their presence 

A distant memory of their touch 

On your life

People pass like time

Like running water

Like drafts of wind on a summer night

Like a wisps of smoke trailing heavenward

Decisions

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Since young, I have been told to make the “right decisions”. And for the longest time, I have done just that. I would put my needs second to anybody else because that was the right thing to do. I would not argue with my parents because it was the right thing to do. I forced myself not to hold grudges because it was the right thing to do.

But there is a huge problem with making the right decision. The right decision is an arbitrary aggregate of the decisions of a group of individuals. What is considered right changes with our society, our culture, our religion and the company we keep. Making decisions based on what is right is essentially comparing it to the decisions of tons of other individuals and seeing if it matches. Why should we have to do that? Why should anybody else’s decision determine yours?

The only decision you should be focusing on is your own. If you had to make your decision, do it based on what feels good to you.