Patterns are everywhere we look; we fall into patterns in our lives. We have ups, we have downs, but time marches on, and life’s end hides around corners, ultimately not to be eluded.
There are times when all we want is for someone to see me, but so often those hopes go unfulfilled.
There is nothing for it but to keep on, because as a previously worn path behind overgrows, we have another to blaze ahead.
Although we often end up in the dark,, the dark can be a gift because there is much we do not see when distracted by the light.
Death haunts all of us like a face in a dream, though most of the time it hides where we do not look, which makes it easy to pretend it is not there, waiting, undeniable.
But this is how we keep moving forward, (helped by a little ska!),
even when we’d rather be anywhere else, even when what we really want is hard to say.
But when you can, have the time of your life, else it will just slip away unnoticed.
It’s okay to head down into the basement once in awhile (especially if you’re in grad school), as long as you climb back up eventually…
…and when the going gets rough again, it’s fortunately usually nothing that a little peanut butter and ibuprofen can’t handle.
And in the end, we can just leave it all behind and cruise away, floating on the tail of a kite.
Image credits: Radiometer by By Hustvedt (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)]; ibuprofen tablets By Ragesoss (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0]; eyes, dark matter, death, clock, stairs and kite public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Swamp and arrow © 2011 by Biotunes.org.