A couple of weeks ago, I read one of Annie Q. Syed’s Still Sundays posts. It was just wonderful, as all her writing is!
Yet one passage at the end of her post captured my attention and has stayed with me ever since:
"I see a girl walking by — backpack on her shoulders that weighs far less than her thoughts — trying to find how far she can run from who she is without any more destruction to herself. She smiles because who doesn’t smile while visiting Italy."
I can recognize someone I don’t always know too well in these few lines. Someone who still hasn’t totally gotten over something that happened 3 years ago.
And though, as much as all the places I visited, last year and a couple of months ago, have filled me with memories I’ll cherish forever – at that exact moment when I’ve read it, the above mentioned paragraph described me perfectly…
And… I think many of us resemble that girl, either too often or not too often, as we travel through Life.
Wishing everyone who can relate to be able to keep smiling throughout the journey!