...by Poetic Tee "Here, take a sip"
Life is a photo, in motion
One single shot, taken
Depicting each day, differently
Developed from negatives, before
Worth more than 1000 words, much more
Fly it, don't walk it, nor ever crawl it.
(c)2014 Tijjani M. M.
All Rights Reserved
What inspired this piece was the crescent moon, which whenever it manifests is usually so thin, like a delicate, fragile, curved, silver thread. Then it grows with each passing day, until it becomes a full circle. Thereafter it starts to loose it all, until it becomes spent, another slim, weak, nearly unseen thing at the end of its journey.
Then it occurred to me that many things in this life are similar in their sojourn, even mankind. And with each example I bring forth, I discovered they all seem to follow the same natural defined, patterned path. Thus my writing the piece, to show that we must be what we want to be within that single framed motion photo shot (each day)
Based on these observations, one might see clearly that each time a good thing in this life (love, marriage, employment, friendship, collaboration, etc) comes to an end, though these negative developments may pour sadness and grief all over us, yet if we are to adopt the ”never give up” spirit, gather the broken emotional pieces, glue them together and have the courage to move a step or two further, we are likely to see ahead, a new beginning beckoning at us. And with the sour experiences we’ve been through in the previous engagements, mistakes made that resulted in the unfortunate collapse of such cherished interactions would come in handy and be used to make the new ones better.
Again life being a circle, repeating itself endlessly, one should realize that the saying “If one door closes, many more will open” holds true for always. Rather than sit, brood and cry over spilled milk, it is best to let go and reach out to the milk jug and pour yourself another cupful. Letting go of that unfortunate incident immediately and relish in the new found pleasure of the now available serving.
Besides, there are certain things we feel so sentimental about, attaching ourselves too much to them and ever afraid of loosing. To free us from such bondage, nature often would introduce certain situations, which we might find unpleasant, distasteful and unwanted. But, if we are patient enough to wade through it with time, soon we will discover that we have been saddled with negativity in our emotional and psychological struggle to hang on to them. Their absence in our new found life is not only freeing, but much more fulfilling as other pleasures hitherto ignored would come into our lives and make it memorable beyond bounds.