We don’t like being outnumbered in groups or without. We hate to swallow our words in order to spitefully triumph over side talks and bottled lips. Today, like every other day you’d wake up and forget to pray, you’ll rush your feet to a place you feel accepted and perhaps wanted under pressure, hours will tick by, your loved ones will leave side notes in obvious places. You’ll ignore. However, the same way you wash your clothes everyday won’t change, you may hum to a different song whilst washing but your fingers will always remind you to rinse soap with water.
Like you, I don’t know. Like tomorrow, you are full of surprises. The reason why no one ever taught mothers to love their sons differently and their husbands in a way they define love is the difference in time. The difference in accepting to love someone and letting the person change you and in not having a choice but to love regardless. There’s a thin line in both narratives. We are wounded everyday by fear, tortured by procrastination in a very sane way. This new generation have been able to define “human” in both a Godly and sinful way, appealing to every twist in a tongue. It’s becoming questionable, nonetheless there are ladders being climbed everyday by those who were taught pattern but don’t live by it. There are the “impossible” people that motivate, build, change and look forward to exciting moments that sweat their skin to stupor. it’s not death, it’s called kicking death in the face, surviving if I want to come off literal.
Time. Time. It can in a moment be all you have and in another what you run out of, what do you choose to do with it? You may have it all, you may not. You may envy me like I do you, you may not. You may choose to be selfish with it, you may not but time, time, time will tell. Be excited for every stage, slow, steady or rather speedy. Gather as much with your hands at every stage in time, remember those who deserve your presence and give time. Remember those who may have run out of time too without nobody to hold them or care for them. Remember that the success of each step is not in running across it but feeling fulfilled in it before heading for a bigger step. You can give time and still take out time to do you and achieve all you’ve come on earth to do.
Teach yourself the mastery of giving time in your lifetime. You may be remembered…
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