Recently, I have really been into slam poetry and one of my favorite writers is Anis Mojgani.
What I love so much about his writing is that it is so relatable in so many different ways. This one is one of my absolute favorites.
For Those Who Can Still Ride An Airplane For The First Time
“…forgetting what it means to be a person
in a world where egos are measured with tabloids
where automobiles double for morals
where beliefs are like naps
you leave them behind when somebody touches you
and in a place where oil always takes precedence over life
I find myself sitting on a bus watching a small boy
float down like fresh water
carrying a book I used to
asking if I want to share what he sees if only for a little while
and I do
…slow down Quentin and hold what you see just a little while longer
for you are already holding my attention
and in a world of fast faces
I’m looking for God everywhere
trying to figure out a little better
this little thing He made called a man.”
A reminder I made for myself:
There are just too many things going on and its easy to forget how blessed I am and to be happy and excited. I have never been good with change. It overwhelms me and stresses me out…but the realization that things have changed so much is something I need to accept. Its difficult for me, but it is an inevitable part of life. For every door that closes, another one opens and there is so much truth to that.
I need to appreciate the things and the people I have in my life right at this moment…while they are here with me in this stage in my life.
But can I keep these people forever?
~one of those days.