“there are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” (albert einstein)
creative writing challenge day 12: it could have been worse.
what is ‘it’ anyway? yesterday’s scorn? the broken heart? the post-war bedroom tears? the lost job? the rainy grey storm? the gossiped betrayal? the mortification of failure? the botched batch of cookies? the embarrassingly wrong choice of words — the ‘something’ that she shouldn’t have said?
sure, whatever IT is (or was) could have been worse. but whatever IT was is exactly that — an IT. a fleeting, fluttering, flirting, flailing clusterfuck that came and went. you’ve survived. you’re still standing here. is it a miracle or mere happenstance? i don’t know. i do know however that if IT has already happened (and chances are it already did) you’ll be right. you’re a strong kid.
i fundamentally believe that we must learn to live with no regrets. how exhausting it is to try to control the past. perhaps even more tiresome to try to control the future. the only energy we should invest in is the now — the little influences we can empower for present miracles. to enjoy only what we know; to be excited by what we don’t know. to appreciate as if everything is a miracle; to celebrate everything as if it were. because you know what it (life) truly is. for all the empathy, the sorrows and serendipitous of my journey and those of others has taught me that on the equilibrium of worse and better all our life matter truly just IS.
so in closing dear reader i ask you to contemplate (and comment) on this:
do you live as if nothing is a miracle or do you live as if everything is a miracle? do you believe that all woe eventually brings us back to bliss?
for better or worse, whatever your could (or should or would) have been just remember that “for one moment you get this amazing gift, and you wanna laugh, and you wanna cry… ’cause you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it’ll go away all at the same time.” for every moment truly is a miracle. even for the girl who had never been kissed.