Oh I’m sorry,
I just wanted to answer your question,
And tell you about how I am.
I didn’t mean to interrupt you while you were
Too busy speaking to –
I turned to you, wondering what the world was like.
I read your face and learned that it was dangerous.
And you’ll never know how much work it is,
To tear away that fear from every cell in my body.
I never thought that you,
Who I had let into my heart,
Would erase what you found there.
I have a secret tea room in my heart.
I carry it with me everywhere I go.
I can sit inside it comfortably
In the quiet of my soul,
Listening to water
Bring stillness to life.
It’s a magic place where time stands still,
Made of paper thin light.
The bonds of the Past
Cannot be cast.
We are born from it.
We cannot be without it.
Even when it restricts us.
No scissors or blade
Can sever the tether
Of what once was.
All we can do
Is strive to be
Who we choose
In spite of history.
To recall the summer’s heat
On a day like this.
This haiku is also a metaphor for not being able to imagine a positive future because you’re currently in a negative mindset.
A lovely day today, full of smiling and kindness and mindfulness. Not as much as there could have been, but lovely nonetheless.
I came across this picture, which is quite profound, from someone’s tumblr account. I still don’t know what tumblr is, but heck, I’m going to share it anyway.