Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:02:29 AM
We have met a few times before in discreet locations. Like a secret affair, I catch glimpses of you as I pass by panels of clear glass, within pensive pools of water dotting our world, and even in the subtle quick glances in the mirror you ardently avoid. Take a deep breath my love. Release those monstrous thoughts and worries that have a steady stream of venom soaking into your mind. Like a pervasive disease, it has laid conquest to your body and soul, and like a captive bird you flit about trying, unsuccessfully, to unfurl your wings. Let those heavy lids slowly drift shut to grace your face with the peace it so anxiously craves. Remember the cherished bundle of dreams that lays hidden in the nook of your heart, the anchor that has kept you grounded these past nineteen years.
Picture those loud, bustling streets, full to the brim with exotic languages spicing the blend of brilliant hues scrambling by. Drift away with those quiet, black nights draping the horizon as the sweet scratch of a melody gracefully interrupts the silence, an intoxication that is sweeter than any wine. Guide the smooth dance of the willing pen. Rejoice in the quick eruption of laughter. Become the force that has the power to change lives, a tsunami that possesses the passion to wash away pain and anguish from the lives of the deserving. You will achieve greatness; you will have it all.
Run your fingers across the strings of time and strum the tune of your past. Do you not see how far you have come, my child? You are, today, an intelligent and ambitious young woman. As a sophomore in community college, every detail of your academic career has been accounted for: classes to be taken in the fall, winter, and spring, transfer registration dates stamped upon your heart, the cornerstone goal of receiving a bachelor’s degree in business followed immediately by a master’s degree in corporate law at a prestigious private university fueling your determination. Countless word documents containing charts and diagrams designating the chosen path have been created and destroyed. There can be no mistake. There will be no mistake as there is a fire burning in your heart that no force in the world can extinguish until the thirst of seeing your parents' faces shining with pride saying, “That’s our daughter,” is quenched.
Take those thorns out of your feet, toss aside those mountains weighing your shoulders down, and clear your mind of those matters that are just not worth your time. Be who you are, your beautiful self that no definition can define. Rip yourself apart from society’s unforgiving mold. Vanquish the assumptions and judgments that hold no other value than desecrating your world. Never lose courage, never lose hope, even when fate is relishing in dragging you down with promising discouragements. Always rise from the ashes, reborn and whole. Ready…set…you’re free. Now fly to your platform of dreams.