People come in and out of your life for a reason.
Some for just a moment and some for the rest of your moments.
Sometimes the ones you love deeply are only meant to be there for a blink
And others are meant to stay forever
And all of it is Ok
Life is ever changing and ever evolving
You are not the same person you were 12 months ago
Every one you need at the time crosses your path exactly when you need them and not for a moment longer…
For each path that crosses your own you will gain something and you will lose something.
You will gain something and you will lose something.
My heart breaks for the things I know will inevitably fade away
And I feel like I want to grasp every last whisper and keep some things forever
But just like everything else, this moment will pass
And in time I will come to know why that particular moment was only fleeting
Some people will come in and out again like the focus on a lens
Some will remain steadfast and unmovable and it is I who will be the one moving in and out of their existence
Some through birth or blood or love will remain forever
What a painfully beautiful notion
But of course nothing here in this life is forever.
None of it.
‘In time this too shall pass…’
And all of it is Ok.
Each moment with each being is a snowflake in the warmth of your hand.
Love much, love deeply, love with risk, know each is here to fulfil a purpose in your life
There is peace in accepting that not all are meant to stay in your life for ever, and its Ok.
All there is, is here and now anyway, here there is no forever.
Here there is just you and me,
Nothing before us and nothing behind us
And for that I am grateful.
Moments like a snowflake in the palm of your hand.
In time this too shall pass…
self portrait- 2012