Tuesday, June 13, 2017
“A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.” – Junot Diaz
They say we are born with only two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises.
How many fears do you have right now? How are these fears preventing you from achieving your goals? Living the life you’ve imagined? Being who you’ve always wanted to be?
I think that we are all born with talent and in our minds we’re invincible. And our thirst for knowledge is insatiable. But I also believe that we encounter setbacks, temporary defeats we misinterpret as permanent and grow weary. We become afraid.
We find ourselves surrounded by darkness and we let it mold us into the type of person we said we’d never be. We become small, angry, and remorseful. We become envious. We become weak.
We don’t grow through pain, we don’t learn from darkness. We just wish it away, waiting for something to happen.
The most beautiful people I know have faced challenges and lost, time and time again. They were defeated. They were afraid. They were betrayed, lied to, cheated. Yet they chose to be who they wanted to be, not what the world told them to be.
They chose not to be defined by how they felt. Because, the truth is, no matter how you feel inside, you’re still responsible for your actions. The ability to put emotions aside and rationalize is one of our most underrated special talents.
Being strong doesn’t mean overcoming adversities with a smile on your face, just as much as being brave doesn’t mean never flinching in the face of danger.
Cry your heart out if you must. Cry and cry and cry, but never, ever give up. Cry and then get angry and keep going. Keep pushing … because even the darkest hour has only 60 minutes.
I do hope that you enjoy these stories as much as I do.
As Andy Warhol once said, “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
A Night with Zachary – A Night with Zachary – In the heart of all whom are in love and know love … some secrets are just that, secret.
A Night with Zachary – Please Be Warned: This short story has an Adult Rating! This story does contain some strong language! Must be 18 years of age or older!
‘A Night with Zachary’
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