To Cope and Breathe

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.orange 3Hanging from the ceiling was a Tiffany-style lamp,

a beautiful bulbous glass creation that radiated.

I stared at the map for hours.

A beautiful butterfly with black stripes flew into the room

where I stood.  It lit on a tall potted plant with

long flowing leaves.  I could not name the plant.

As I stood staring at the lamp and butterfly

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

at our newly found friendship. orange 4I cope and I breathe and I dream

LDS

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