i sat by a fire last nite and thought about living.
how so many people can talk the talk.
and never even realize they're not walkin' it.
and how i want to be careful of that.
how i truly want to walk it as best i can.
stumbling along as i go, yes, but tryin' hard to keep walkin'.
and then i wrote something i wanted to share -
the challenge of living
to allow the sorrow and weight of life
and yet to dance with an easy and open heart.
to ache in your darkest depths
and yet to laugh from your light filled center.
to know the reality of humanity
and yet to believe in the magic of the stars.
to act with love in the middle of the fear
and to hold each moment as the gift that it is.
this is the challenge of living.