She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
No words from me today. Instead, I’ll share words that my friends wrote about said quote. I hope my will to write will return. Soon….
“It’s easier to see the SUNSHINE without them”, she said. What a brilliant statement about moving forward and letting the past go. And as the sun shone through, each and every spot that once was plugged by the no longer needed pieces, she could bask in the essence of what she knew to be her calling. The very core of what exemplified her true north….
She could, for the first time, in a long time, begin to see, to hear, to feel and taste the seeds of where her growth had emanated from.
Like sparkles on the ground reflecting in the sun light.
“This was something she would keep hidden within herself, maybe in place of the knot of pain and anger she had been carrying under her breastbone…a security blanket, an ace up her sleeve. She might never use it, but she would always feel its presence like a swelling secret stone, and that way when she let go of the rage, she would not feel nearly as empty.” ― Jodi Picoult, Mercy
Raven Haired Beauty
Shoes on Point
She stands on her own
She extends her arms
And her beautiful legs
Feels the music in her soul
No need to hear it
She doesn’t need anyone to help her dance
She stands on point
Fingers brush through her raven hair
She holds her delicate arms above her head
And does a perfect Chaînés
In that first turn, she lets go
And knows that she does not need him to hold her up anymore