Awe-Inspiring Moments

I’ve had some eye-opening, awe-inspiring moments in my life… they weren’t always easy lessons to learn.

I remember finding out that the wind moved the tree branches… until then I’d thought that trees made the wind.

I remember thinking that my heroes would always play football and basketball… I didn’t know they’d battle HIV and buy baseball teams too.

I remember finding and reading the Tao Te Ching for the first time… I’d thought that I was a Christian before then.

I remember a phone call. The person on the other end told me of a car accident in which a friend had passed away… it was the first time I’d ever dealt with death.

I remember finding out that I’d failed a suicide attempt… and I didn’t really want to die afterward.

I remember a horrible break-up with the love of my life… It helped me realize that I could seek happiness inside myself instead of in other people.

I remember walking into the woods thinking that I was prepared for anything… and walking out of those woods feeling lucky to be alive.

I remember picking up the guitar again… I was amazed at how healing my own music could be.

I remember watching a young boy die… I’d never seen a death occur before that.

I remember camping on the beaches of Hanalei… it was the closest I’ve ever been to a sunset.

It’s nice to have those stories now… it makes the new moments easier to recognize, more fun to process.


About Lee Stone -leest1-

The world is changing: Stand for Something. Soporte Para Algo. Independent Poet/Artist. Portland, OR ·
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