Hearts and Flowers?

19 Mar

sheep-wolf-shadow
Maybe you have had the luxury of being able to indulge in romance, maybe you still do. Some people have not that opportunity, I am one. For me life is just that: gritty; messy; dirty and full of technicolour realism. I have chosen to snatch moments of happiness whenever and wherever they are to be found. Mostly in the simple things: a new moon; a great stone; an animal encounter; a child’s smile or laugh. Tears can also have beauty. When ghosts jostle for space in my now from my past I can ignore them, I can be cowed by them, or I can take the decision to look them in the eye; feel their presence and then make the choice to be myself, whatever that is, in spite of them, to spite them, to gain a victory. That is my battle. I win.

Hearts and flowers are all very nice. They are no substitute though for grabbing hold of life as it is and taking it to another level. Fear does not have to paralyse, it can be enjoyed, perversely standing and looking at fear knowing your limitations and yet prevailing or not, is sheer joy. No other adrenaline rush has ever come close to remembering, today I am above the ground regardless of everything that has happened

Just don’t expect me to like hun, luv or your hearts and flowers.
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