Thursday, May 29, 2014


After A While
Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning 
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure,
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn,
With every goodbye you learn.

Now ...for a bit of fashion link love (which is the reason for this blog but always happy to throw in some life thoughts too):

Love this blogger's use of color in her wardrobe:

What are your favorite blogs?  I love blogs and learn so much from the 10 or 15 (cough cough....a few more than that perhaps) on my list of daily reads

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