Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Unexpected

What is both surprising and frightening at the same time?

The unexpected.

One day you wake up and go out, thinking to yourself that today, this day will be like each and every other day you have lived. Nothing remarkable will stand out about it. Perhaps you'll laugh and you might cry before you sleep and pass into the future, but you don't expect that something will happen which just might turn your world upside down.

It might not even turn your world upside down. You might be the same person, not very altered from whatever you experience...or you might feel that you have completely changed, now existing as someone you barely recognize.

The fact is though--
the unexpected is intriguing and frightening.

I hardly know what I should expect or the way things will turn out. The road isn't clear. Who even knows what to want from life? How can I ask someone to feel a certain way or be a certain way when I don't even know how I want them to feel or be?

But this is for sure--
The unpredictability of life is what keeps it fresh and exciting. Instead of rotting away with the same routine and lifestyle over and over, the little moments that startle us awake...they're what should be treasured not cowered from.

You never know who you'll meet. You can never guess the people that might affect or impact your life. There is no way to know...no way to definitely predict what will happen to you, how someone else might touch and change your life...

I could dwell on the fear of what might happen. I could worry about being hurt or losing something that I care about. Or I could just accept that loss is a part of life, as breathing and existing.

Let's not be afraid together.


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