Some time ago, I wrote that I wanted to take some liberties with this daily blog and write something less relevant or research-y on Sundays. Today is Monday, but I am taking liberty with that statement as it is Inauguration Day which counts as a holiday (and is a holiday in its own right as MLK Day) and because I am on a week of holiday at the beach in Mexico. My stepson began the morning with, as he correctly identified it, a perfect vacation sentence: "I can't remember where I left my flip flops."
This is a poem by Lisa Boncheck Adams that was published in the Huff Post. It is the opposite of a light-hearted vacation remark, but it is perfect.
Sometimes doing everything you can is not enough.
Sometimes your best isn't good enough.
Sometimes things don't work out the way you want.
Sometimes it just isn't fair.
Sometimes the end comes too fast.
Sometimes time won't slow down.
Sometimes your plans won't happen.
Sometimes those dreams won't come true.
Sometimes your life feels like a nightmare.
Sometimes nightmares happen in the day.
Sometimes uncertainty is a needy child that won't leave your side.
Sometimes there isn't enough strength.
Sometimes it's more than you can handle.
Sometimes the end is near.
Sometimes there isn't anything you can do.
Sometimes staying strong isn't an option.
Sometimes a word or gesture or deed can bring you to tears.
Sometimes strangers show the kindness that should be shown by friends.
Sometimes you can't see which way the road will go.
Sometimes all you can do is research, then close your eyes and guess.
Sometimes strength may look like denial;
Sometimes you must trick yourself to get through the day, or hour, or minute.
Sometimes the reality is so unfathomable you must push it aside.
Sometimes the pain is too great.
Sometimes people don't understand.
Sometimes they make what's hard even harder.
Sometimes the kindness of friends makes things bearable though,
Somehow the strength of love can keep you going for a while.
Sometimes you get lucky.
Sometimes you don't.
Sometimes what happens has nothing to do with you.
But somewhere, deep in the darkness, you must hold out hope.
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January 17, 2013
Posted: 01/10/2013 10:39 am