Who anymore consistently says what they mean?
I decided I will with my writing.
Speaking candidly can be daunting at times.
It took no small measure of courage to expose my evolving feelings and conclusions.
To do that, we must not compromise our sentiments or beliefs.
If we do, we run the risk of missing what we intend to be.
Being forthright in expressing our own opinions can put us in defensive or embarrassing situations.
But on reflection, isn’t life itself a bit clumsy at times?
Come read with me and perhaps we will crawl, walk, run, and even leap together into thoughts that we find on common and uncommon ground.
I have experienced great happiness,
But strangely, a lot of it came from knowing disappointments.
Having lived through disappointments, as we all do
I know my own depths and heights of personal failures and joys.
Some of me can be a bit cynical of humanity at times –
I measure and share my happiness with those I believe have good intentions, especially those with a humorous side.
A constant safe harbor for me is nature itself.
There, my psychic battery never fails to be recharged.
I can doubt humanity at times, but trust the constancy of nature.
Nature has taught me that it is in the measure of time, full of good intention.
But having said that, do realize that a modicum of doubt or cynicism serves a great purpose when analyzing the less trustworthy leaders of ours.
I can see with clearer vision by sorting out the chaff of pessimism from my desire for optimism –
All the while, knowing I have lived through both.
And in that knowing, I can express with less fear
The dark and light side of a life lived fully.