Let us erase everything, one by one, except for us.
Open your heart and your mind, be careful of what could fall inside, and what could fall out. If anything feels too heavy, don’t be afraid to say you’re tired, and it’s not the time to bear this weight. Let the water flow from your mouth as if it’s the first rain of spring. Be gentle, and the flowers will bloom.
Recently I have learned how much it can hurt to associate people with parts of the world. These aspects of your life may always stay but people come and go as the rolling tide sweeps any remanence of footsteps along the shore. So I have this list in my heart that I keep as a reminder before I fall too deeply for those around me:
- First impressions are deceiving, especially the conventionally nice ones.
- Scents will transport you to times that seem to only exist in old newspapers. Scrub the odors from your clothes before they seep in and become something you can no longer wear.
- Never associate people with songs. Trust me.
- Perhaps the best conversations are shared over a hot beverage. If you can think of one time that your latte was not paired with comfort and joy, think of the person you were with and what made the air so cold.
- Treasure every moment of bliss that a person can give you. Regardless of what happens in the future, you were at one point a weightless cloud.
- Clean your room often. Take time to notice things about it that have changed every time you let someone new into your life. But remember this is your space and yours only. Do not arrange the furniture as if you are always expecting someone to walk in.
- Don’t let anyone, and I mean ANYONE, tell you that an article of clothing does not suit you. If that garment makes you feel like the queen of the world, live life royally.
- Your kindness can do wonders. Be patient if they are not all apparent.
- Be the love like the sun, and the world will be filled with your constellations.
and the way my simple costume from an age long fairytale brought a spark to many children who saw me that day.
The small smiles and knowing eyes that said “I know who you are!”
If this is how Disney princesses feel every day then I never want to leave the magic kingdom that is a child’s imagination.