discoveries by Brooke Shaden Via Flickr: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato
We all know the feeling of a big dream failing to come to fruition. Last night I was dealing with that emotion and let myself feel fully the weight of it for a few minutes. After a long walk in the forest I renewed my quest and found beauty in the defeat. Our stories grow stronger when hardship rears it’s head. It is our buildup to the climax that we will eventually write for ourselves; it is the road turning uphill when we most wish it would let us fly. And it is so sweet, the feeling of defeat, when you embrace it and release it with renewed hope. Failure will come for us all in one form or another, there is nothing unique in that. How we push through it into that dark unknown is what defines us. I’m moving forward into my particular darkness with so much hope that soon my light will flood the night sky.