I had a friend this week tell me sometimes she feels people have moved on without her. She also made the statement that we shouldn't hold onto the things of the past because of the need to live in the here and now. I then started to think about how we need to use the past experiences as a springboard for growth. Through memories we learn and progress. Progress through the pain and the joys of life lived daily in the present. I then began to think of those times and wrote "A Slow Process". I hope you will use the pain and joys of life to live to the fullest measure. It might be a slow process, but through that process we are able to digest the progress to a healthier life.
A Slow Process
Life won't be a string of pearls
until the oyster of living
works through the sands of each day
and forms the pearl within.
Each situation of life will take the lump of coal
and shine it into the priceless diamond.
It takes time to process—a slow process sometimes.
"The leading cause of death among fashion models
is falling through street grates."