A Thin Line


Mother once told me to be a symphony.

Back then, I did not understand why she deemed those words important, yet the intensity of her green-eyed gaze, as she said them, stayed with me throughout the years.
Since that day, I have made decisions that caused me to stumble; decisions that brought me to the brink of the abyss – daring me to take another step. I have made decisions that elevated me; lifted my true Self higher than I could have ever imagined.
It is a challenge to not get addicted to extremes – they singe your insides with bittersweet intensity, leave you wanting more. It takes courage to not lose oneself in the process of finding purpose.

Today, I walk the thin line between black and white, careful to tread lightly.
Today, I take life’s chords and arrange them to inner harmony.

Today, I am a symphony.

(147 words)

Written for VisDare 25: Precarious – 150 words or less.
photo credits: media-cache-ec4.pinimg.com

15 responses to “A Thin Line

  1. Is not taking it to the extremes the same as coloring inside the lines? Because if that’s the case, you’re way too late. Your work has gone beyond the ordinary, and I for one, am glad.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment on my entry, Miriam. Yours is quite lovely and affirming. Following your blog now 🙂

  3. Precious, lovely, and so very quotable. I love the line: “It takes courage to not lose oneself in the process of finding purpose.” Profound idea, deftly put. Welcome to the VisDare family!! I hope we see more of you again, and soon. Are you on Twitter?

    • thank you very much, Angela! It’s a wonderful site you’re running… I’m looking forward to writing and reading! My twitter ID is: @nephiriel… just found you…

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