Saturday, November 15, 2008

the open door


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
\\ Helen Keller.

i think i have been staring at that closed door for much too long, to the point i cannot remember when it started. all that time spent going round and round in fruitless circles, what was i thinking? but that is the past, what's gone is gone, what's done is done, what has happened has happened...we cannot change the past, but we can change the future. the door has opened, and i am glad i can finally see it.

no one said that life was gonna be easy; things just happen, even if we're minding our own business living our own happy little lives, they still happen. but that is not to say that we can't do anything about it.

no, indeed you can't just erase what has happened and make it disappear. life is not like a pencil drawing that can be easily erased - it is a canvas painting. a canvas with the width of one's mind and the depth of one's imagination. someone may paint an unsightly stroke on it, and one could cover it up, or, one could turn the stroke into a tree, a bird or even the waves of the ocean.

there are difficult things, difficult people... difficult circumstances. rather than letting it bury me down, i am beginning to learn to see the opportunity in the difficulty. it takes time - and effort, and courage...and a whole bunch of other things - to learn, but i am willing to put in everything i've got.

the sun is out today. there may be grey clouds speckled amidst the sky, but the sun still radiates its light, and generously pours out its warmth (^_______^)


Anonymous said...

and sometimes you realise it's better to be adrift in the darkness rather than step into the light and have to face the overwhelming brightness