Heart on a Wheel

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The Past

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Spare Change

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“There is nothing permanent except change.” -Heraclitus

People often change, sometimes swiftly and without forewarning…and you’ve got to allow room for that. Understand that you’re never really entitled to the company of another. As people evolve they naturally figure out and decide who they wish to continue to involve in their evolution. Whatever their reasons may be is their prerogative, so difficult as it might be don’t make it your grudge.

Whatever role you may have played, if that role has come to a premature end, then do respect that. Instead of trying to hold on to that which would rather move on, seek to understand the reason for the role you played in the season during which it lasted. And respond accordingly. Be sure to learn from it, and in turn carry on with the necessary changes you too must make in your own life.

Be the change you wish to see, that’s responsible. Spark the change in others they wish to see, that’s noble. But never be another’s spare change, that’s just foolish.

Godspeed my friends.

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Masterpiece (Mother’s Day Tribute)

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“Let the broken pieces within you combine to create your masterpiece.” -kR

I was broken and downtrodden, recklessly abandoned; a little bird eating half a worm because father flew away long before I was hatched.

Poor mother, defending me from predators was a tall task for one with a broken wing. And yet she flew about tirelessly all day and every day. And somehow managed to keep my little beak pecking and our small nest warm.

I remember every so often a few of the stronger birds would be kind to her, but she’d say thank you only through a deep sigh. It was as if they weren’t gifts after all, like she’d had to pay for it all with bits and pieces of her very flesh and soul.

Today, I buried Mama underneath the old branch where she’d nurtured me long ago. My only regret is that she had to leave this tree before seeing the nest egg I was building for her. But in the end, I could tell she was happy because she said where she’s going her once shattered heart will be made whole again.

You see, birds see it all from our vantage point. Sunshine and blue skies, heavy rain and thunderstorms; hail, fleet, and snow—through it all, I have learned to fly higher than the clouds, no matter the weather. Because, ultimately, whether nested by just one bird or two I am still a bird. And everybody knows birds were meant to fly.

P.S. This one is dedicated to all those who are able to do more with less, especially single mothers the world over, who have either raised their children to become successful men and women or are currently raising them accordingly. Godspeed.

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Time Waits for No Man

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Keep Calm

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Laugh it Off

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