They rode out of the water, flanks steaming and chlorine stinking. The words of the two left behind in the hot tub floating, iridescent in the air. The white ball standing in the dewed grass like an opportunity. They played, passing the ball between them. The leather stung their legs, but they didn’t care because the mist rising from the rhododendrons and the wet of the grass and the sparkling wine in their stomachs sang enough to drown it out. The moment transcended them. The sigh of the old trees that had seen more rule-less games like theirs than they could conceive encouraged them. The torn grass in between their toes said: "Yes. I feel you. You feel me. Our meeting has only been delayed. This is pointless." And in its pointlessness there was a point – that they were young and could use their bodies to run on wet grass and wait till risen sun drove them to their beds. "I am alive; and so are you."
It is ok to say “no.” There are moments where a reply of “not today” and “maybe another time” are more important than pleasing everyone— regardless.
The Sun will continue to shine, rain will continue to fall, and grass will continue to grow— regardless. Birds will sing their songs, life will go on, and taking time to breathe could be just what is needed.
Those who understand will accept your self-care, and they will choose to love you— regardless.
One day at a time I fight the urge that is anger and frustration. I dream of the day I am free from the demands of those around me. One day at a time I try saving myself from the down fall that emotions bring and the emotions of others who try to **** the life force out of you, thinking they have a right to your energy. I dream of the day of freedom from those who 'call themselves my friends'. One day at a time I cry a little less because my soul is slowly healing from the damage of those who 'claim to love me'. I dream of the day when someone loves me for me. One day at a time I grow strong and smarter everyday. One day at a time I grow tired of the tears and liars of those around me. One day at a time I find myself again.
Freedom is a luxury for some of us. It is something we need to grow from any negative experience in our lives. We as people need to allow ourselves the freedom to grow and love ourselves and owe it to ourselves to allow freedom from those we refuse to let us grow, love and move on.
Someone is suffering, what're you going to do? If I have the capability to relieve them of their suffering then that is what I'm going to do Regardless of who they are or what they're worth It just doesn't get anymore complicated than that When we started this, it seemed so simple We were going to help people. But what if those ideals can die? What if those hopes can fade into the failure of the system? You have to ask yourself "How do I protect the ideals I came here for?"