If your dream is to be a poet, then also include isolation and rejection. Even one who dreams of being a lover must first except loneliness and heartbreak. Being a poet is to be a lover.
if you must pretend, give it your best effort for perhaps it is who you may become, like the caterpillar who pretends to fly…besides, are we not all actors on this stage of reality, whatever that may be.
By my ratiocination there exists five elements as the basis of life, four of which are widely accepted as fire, wind, water, and earth; above all of these elements rest the fifth element—art, for it is the materialization of the renown four.
—Tshombe Sekou, The Poet
when it is quiet
and you are listening
you can find your temple
a pool that has lanes share the same water…just because you swim in your lane doesn’t mean others aren’t affected.
when you are happy with yourself you don’t have to dream of having someone else’s life; if your life is a struggle survive it because the truth is we all are struggling no matter our status.
Be happy with yourself and the rest won’t matter.
Question: How are you living your life, dealing with the circumstances in your living?
Thought: Mitigating the causality of a problem is more important than simply finding a solution. One being proactive while the other is reactive, reactive becomes cyclic while proactive is progressive. If we become proactive in our lives we don’t have to live in repetition of things.