Friday, November 14, 2008

This sand and what crumbles

Castles made of sand fall into the sea, eventually.

Or at least that's what we're made to think.

I'm not buying it though.

I imagine the best is yet to come.

I expect impossible things.

I know that I don't know and that I'm not alone in that.

I anticipate answers from surprising places.

I believe trust is the face of courage.

I dare to love myself first.

I choose risk and its joys and unexpected pain.

I accept dreams as a guide to what's possible.

I remember everything that my heart already knows.

What about you?



bobbie said...

You have written a beautiful post. I hope that I possess at least some of the same qualities and beliefs that you express.

And I love the photo.

KGMom said...

What about me? Small truths?
I come to Laura's place for beauty and inspiration (and the occasional glimpse of a wondrously goofy dog named Luka!).

Lynne said...

Your beliefs make my head spin a bit.

Trust is the face of courage- I hadn't thought of that. I believe I am a very trusting person but had never connected it with courage. Hmmm...

I choose risk and its joys and unexpected pain- This one is tough for me. Emotional risks I'll jump in on, but financial risks really make me shake. For example, we're working out the details of building up a Hasty Brook. Building there would be a dream realized for me but the financial committment makes me anxious.

I'm with ya on the rest of them!

MojoMan said...

I fear lots of castles will soon be crumbling, but hope tells me the best is yet to come. There will be much unexpected pain, but if we have courage and try to love each other as much as we love ourselves, we just might make it through.

Susan Gets Native said...

Risks are worth it.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Right, girlfriend?
; )

LauraHinNJ said...

Bobbie: Thanks! The pic is from Cape May last month... a guy had it built as a *prop* for his popping the question.

KGMom: Yeah, thanks.

Lynne: Yeah... I guess it's a tough time to try out a dream as big as building at Hasty, but small steps and courage, right?

Mojoman: Yeah. Nice to see you here.

Susan: Right, Susan.


Mary said...

I don't know. In my youth, I laughed at risks. Now I'm not keen on them and also lose my trust faster than I used to. I should lighten up and be more optimistic and hopeful.

dguzman said...

I believe all of that, and that things always work out for the best.