We all of us are going through pain, tragedy, regret, challenges. But, it is the endurance of faith and spirit that cannot be challenged. I do not take well to life’s challenges, not at all. Thankfully I have my fingertips and keyboard or pen and paper that help me to cope and help me to breathe. I do not want to negate life’s reality, but rather, I want to sustain my own life and move forward with as much happiness as I can handle. And so it goes.
I saw a door, I crossed the threshold and walked through it.
Had no idea what was behind the door, didn’t care.
I was curious. Tentative, but I was curious and I went inside.Hanging from the ceiling was a Tiffany-style lamp,
a beautiful bulbous glass creation that radiated.
I stared at the map for hours.
where I stood. It lit on a tall potted plant with
long flowing leaves. I could not name the plant.
I imagined myself as a wandering bird or a crow or a hawk
above a tree in Africa.
Below the tree was a warm welcoming elephant
that pulled a branch down to allow me to walk across.
I sat on the elephant’s backside and we walked together
toward sunset and we laughed,
at nothing but the happiness that filled our hearts