Saturday, July 16, 2011
What I need
I need a place to sit, a route to walk, food, shelter, love, water, an idea, a purpose. All the rest is meretricious hype. I've lived in both squalid, and beautiful surroundings. I prefer beautiful, but have found that I can be happy anywhere. I can also be miserable anywhere. My emotions are often in flux; I have good days, but sometimes sink low. However, as long as I have a niche, a question to answer, a book---- I'm home. If I'm home, peace is nearby and will prevail.
I hope that I've moved on from poverty, loss, and depression, but I can't predict that they are through with me. Through surviving life's inevitable ups and downs, I do know that I am flexible; my sense of well-being does not depend on a static circumstance, person, place, or thing. Whatever comes my way, I'll survive. Knowing that I have what I need is one beautiful gift of getting older. How sweet it is to have that understanding!