“And the further he went, the longer was his way back”

“en hoe verder hij ging , des de langer was zijn terugweg ~ CSS Crone”

This little poem is on the building at Utrecht Station (netherlands) and in english it means:

“And the further he went, the longer was his way back”

And this made me think about how easily we travel to far down a  path, and at some point we realize that we might not want to be there but we have gone so far down that it seems so hard to travel back. This could be applied to a career, relationship, a habit or even a lie.

“To be able to look back on ones life in satisfaction , is to live twice ~ Kahlil Gibran”

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Sometimes we hide

Sometimes we hide
Behind work
Behind busy schedules
Behind a beer
Behind a smoke

To afraid to face ourselves
What we have become
To afraid to face our feelings
To afraid to feel

We hide our sadness
Our despair
Our uncertainty
Our weaknesses

Behind brave faces
Behind fake smiles
Behind half truths

Convincing ourselves of what we are
Where we are
Who we are
What we have
What we have become…is good
Is enough
Is it good? Is it enough?

Do we need some time to come out of hiding and face that what we feel?

Yolo xx

Grateful is my soul today

When I look at you

I see in your eyes

Lost

a Brother

 

When I look at you

I see in your eyes

Lost

a Lover

 

When I look at you

I see in your eyes

Lost

a Loved One

 

all far to soon

 

When I listen to you

I hear the

Anger

of All the things said

 

When I listen to you

I hear the

Sadness

of all the things never said

 

When I listen to you

I hear the

Quite

of all the things we hide

 

all far to late

 

Grateful is my soul today

For all the things that my Heart it let go

For all the things my Heart forgives

For all the things my Heart accepts

 

 

What we don’t know

Tell me what you love

Tell me what you eat

Show me your home

Teach me a prayer

 

Your prayer

 

Come and see what I love

Come and see what I eat

Let me show you my home

Let me teach you a prayer

 

My prayer

 

Where you are from

Is not your fault

Where I am from

Is not my fault

 

But where we go

That is a decision

 

What we know

Is only what we have been taught

 

What we teach our kids

That is the lesson

 

Let us not take

Let us not break

But

Let us give

Let us build

 

Let us not follow examples set

Let us lead, setting the example

 

~To all the students in SA fighting for free education~