Never Be Careful What You Wish For 2
Human- So why do you have all these rocks in your pockets? No wonder you stumbled and fell.
Man- Fernando Pessoa told me I should keep all the those I find in my path and build a castle with them one day.
Human- He said keep them, not carry them around. Like that they become a burden and will only drag you down.
Man- But I have nowhere safe to store them. I have not yet found home.
Human- Leave them by the way- what you have learnt from them will stay.
The man began emptying his pockets reluctantly, and instead of falling on his feet, all the rocks simply rolled away.
Man- Have I lost them?
Human- No, you can never remove the past, it is woven into the intricate tapestry of your life. But you are in control again.
Man- I feel free, the man said smiling for the first time.
- And even happy!
Human- Now continue your journey, chase your dreams. and the home you call a castle is in the place you'll eventually be.
(Gerry Aldridge © 2017)