Like an actor getting ready for his audition of a new play, I have found a new emotion that came to give me a gift.
It showed up and told me a story. Much like a gifted actor.
I listened and followed along.
I heard the tale of all the beauty it had planted and weaved along my path. I didn't see the other side of its coin, only the shiny bright spots it played upon my heart. I accepted its joy, its devotion, not skipping ahead. I embraced all the love and became accustomed to it, always being handy to run too.
Forgetting the clock and the years. Just enjoying the presents it gave.
Now, as all true and great stories leave a mark on us, the tale turned.
It turned abruptly and with fiber optic speed. The gift was now fading away and with no moments to spare.
Bringing Caring and devotion right by its side, to let it be what it needed to be. Hoping for more time but it had all been spent.
Spent in afternoons out in the sun, hours of constant companionship, spent in never ending focus of joy. It gave all it had and now the gift needed to leave.
The saddness is just the other side of its gift. Walk through it. Allowing those new feelings to be new territory that was pioneeeed from the gifts that it left.
For if you hadn't had the joy, you wouldn't have this sorrow.
I I will embrace my saddness as another gift that you carved out in my heart.
Thank you for the gifts.
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Amy Mayne Robinson
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