My heart stood as the eye of the storm, desperate to find the silver lining, gasping for air as the flood of emotions take over my body. For it was my heart creating hurricanes, hurricanes that spread through my body, slowly seeping into my bones and penetrating through the few thin layers of my soft, silky skin. This storm, lurking in all of us, is perilous, as it drives our obstinate behaviours into a recession in which we are unable to get back from. Tapping the life out of us, only to have the last drop of our emotional and physical well-being drained from us.
Many ask why these storms bombard our lives. These storms are cruel and merciless, destroying everything in their path. Most people look for a way to put themselves out of the eternal suffering that they feel they have been burdened with. It is incredible that some people can find shelter from this storm, the silver lining was found. This silver lining could be one of many things, maybe it was that they found someone who they were meant to be with, true love. Maybe, it was a small sliver of imagination that that person could use to hold onto and pursue. Nobody gives you purpose but yourself.
Some people try bare through this pain, muted by society. These people think that baring through the pain of having the roots that hold you upright, mentally, emotionally and physically, being pulled out from beneath you is possible. Then only to have your leaves torched and branches snapped. There are plenty trees around you, but not one would send a butterfly to you. You become an empty, lifeless tree stump, barely standing.
That tree stump, the same empty, lifeless one, once stood tall, tearing open the sky where it could see for miles and miles, only now to watch the trees around it grow and fall, just long enough for them to realise that it is too late for the tree stump, because not long from now, it will be washed away by the storm, never to be seen again.
ART GIF supplied by Robert EK,