Friday, May 27, 2011

Moving On

You know those flowery mashals about life being a chance to plant roots, sprout and burst forth, growing into something stupendous? As I reflect onto the past, I wonder how many roots I firmly planted and what sort of impression I left on the places I've been to and the people I've met.
Did I portray an image that I can be proud of in later years?
Did I help someone in need?
Was I a friend when someone was lonely?
That's one side of the coin...
On the other hand, every tree, in order to grow healthy needs some maintenance... some pruning and trimming in order to become tall and strong.
Clearing out years worth of papers, emptying shelves and boxes full of... "memories?" It's amazing to see the changes I've made, even when it seems like I remained stagnant.
But the time has come... I'm moving on. I'm taking a step into a brand new world, a less sheltered world. I'm traveling a road that I barely knew of.
I'm moving on from who I was... to who I can be.
So yea, I left some roots in my past... I planted some seeds of my own (I hope), but there comes a time to cut off the decaying branches, to clear away the rotting leaves to make way for new growth, new radiant foliage...
I'm moving on.

2 comments:

  1. Good luck clearing the way and make room for many more good memories :-)
    Don't shove away the old ones, it's good to look back from time to time and see the changes you've made.

    Sounds like you are doing a good job moving on. Keep climbing, planting and soon you'll see that beautiful tree!! Maybe even a fruit tree...

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  2. Funny that I wrote about trees cuz I threw away about 4 trees worth of old notes...
    But thank you for your uplifting words :)

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