life insperation

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
—  Some human somewhere
Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it.
—  Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring
How long does it take
for people to untangle themselves
from one another
          or is the idea that I am tied
          around so many other human beings
          nothing but an excuse for not wanting to let go
But lets imagine I am a ball of thread
long and red and easily snapped
full of sticks and leaves and other peoples bones
all the things I’ve picked up over the years
          though I don’t know I really meant to
          they just got too caught to become uncaught
          I suppose that’s how everything ends up in me
We’ve lived here for a year
          or less
and I have wrapped my fingers around a few of you
         or less
I’ve wound myself about you
so softly even I didn’t realize it was happening
and now here we stand
         about to tumble
         or are we already falling
         I can’t tell
And I am wondering
how long will I run
how much of me is there really
how far can I stretch
how much can I catch
before I’ve lost were I end
and where the world begins
—   A.O.A.M. || Thread