parva leves capiunt animas (latin)
Small things occupy light minds.
When I signed up to fly I merely wanted to see the world in all its vast glory,
I hadn’t expected to see slummage, rampant poverty, and man-made destruction.
Dishearteningly these are happening so close to home.
Made attempts to carry pieces of the destination home
(mostly food and photographs) to share with close friends and family
as though it’s possible to experience these vicariously.
Materialistically yes, emotionally –
It’s too hard to describe the feeling of seeing First World – Third World polar opposites in the same week.
Honestly I love my job
not because of status, money, perks, opportunities,
but simply because it makes me SEE.
I’m nothing in the grand scheme of things.
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“That is why it is so important to let certain things go.
To release them. To cut loose.
People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards;
sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Don’t expect to get anything back,
don’t expect recognition for your efforts,
don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood.
Complete the circle.
Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life.
Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust.
Stop being who you were and become who you are.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir