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Burning Man

By @Val

I cannot say that every day of life is going to be filled with pleasures. Not every day’s marrow will be worth sucking. Some days you will spend in darkness, feeling sad or lonely, but unwilling to seek happiness that is not presented unsought. There are things you will want, but not want to work for. Things you will hope happen, but make no effort to bring about. Some days you will be tired. Some days angry. Some days fed up with your lot. These days will come to you like a drought, sucking away your worth until you are not sure the clouds will ever offer fulfillment again. These days will hit you hard, unexpectedly, stealing away with whatever pleasant security you thought you built for yourself. These days will be hell, but they will not be the only days you have. Even in this loneliness, this panic, this worthlessness – whatever your demons may be – there will still come a day of sun. A day of calm. A day of rapture. 

Though not every day will be filled with only pleasures, there still remain days that are touched by them. Within each undeniably bad day, I beg you see just one glimmer of goodness. Even if it is small. Even if it is weak compared to the bad. Hope that amounts to little is not nothing. It is warmth sneaking in with the cold. Radiance in times of gloom. Golden rays upon your shadowed face when you look up expecting only darkness. Outweighing the bad, you should know, is not necessary. Not yet. You only require a sign. One small notion that tomorrow, or tomorrow’s tomorrow, or the tomorrow after that, will be good. With hope you may trudge through the dismal days. With hope you may fight the demons that haunt you. With hope you may do away with that which weighs on your heavy heart, darkening your today. As long as there is hope, and as long as there is a tomorrow, I see no reason to give up the fight that is life. 

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