Saturday, 19 February 2011

Bits and pieces

An amazing bit of writing.....not by me..... that seems even more real when you're surrounded by darkness..........

                     Bits and Pieces

People important to you, people unimportant to you,
Cross your life,touch it with love and carelessness and move on.

There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief,
and you wonder why you ever came into contact with them.
There are people who leave and you breathe a sigh of remorse,
and you wonder why they had to go away and leave a gaping hole.

Children leave parents, friends leave friends.
Aquaintances move on.
People change homes.
People grow apart.
Enemies hate and move on.
Friends love and move on.

You think of the many who have moved into hazy memory.
You look on those in the present and wonder.

You find you are made up of Bits and Pieces of all who have touched your life,
and you are more because of it,
and you would be less if they had not touched you.

I pray that you accept the Bits and Pieces in humility and wonder,
and never question
and never regret.
Bits and pieces,
Bits and pieces.

A very wise person wrote these words.......Apologies I can't quite remember who it was.

After spending the most amazing summer at Camp Alta Mons, Shawsville, Virginia, they were read out at our last evening of camp. An unforgetable summer because of the wonderful warm hearted people I met, the beautiful landscape around me, and the times of trouble that crept up on me and I overcame with a strength I wasn't aware of. I want to rediscover this strength. In times of darkness, I need to remember this courage.

And most importantly, never to forget all the many people who have touched my life.

Much love xxxxxxxxxxx

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