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Thank you--whether it be thanking myself, life, or the powers above...I thank you for this. [Feb. 26th, 2006|07:58 pm]
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The days keep passing--yet somehow, I love it. I've been realizing that the seasons changing are so very beautiful. They've done it countless times before, and they (hopefully) will countless times more. The same as how lives have waxed and waned since the beginning of life itself, and will continue to with the same fiery determination, over and over again.
The sensation of my life draining away before my eyes has haunted me since childhood. But now, with each day that goes by, my life seems fuller...more meaningful, more enjoyable, more flooded with purpose and beauty.
I should not cry over the thought of getting old--I should only enjoy every day that takes me closer to it. It is a part of life, with the process as beautiful as any other.
I have a good life. I also have a good self. Even now at 19, I've learned more than I could have ever hoped for. I've allowed myself to grow, to learn, to love myself and others. I've fought to discover who I am, and won. I've accomplished so much and overcome so much, and this is just the beginning.

I am young--I have my whole life ahead of me, with the prospect of new opportunities, joys, and hard lessons every inch of the way.
I cannot wait for it to continue. Every inch of me aches to see where this life will lead next.

[User Picture]From: rewhite
2006-02-27 04:36 am (UTC)
Well, it's nice to know that I'm not alone in being a young person trying to get over a fear of mortality so as to enjoy the ride.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-03-05 08:07 am (UTC)
Though Ari hun, you do realize that since I wrote this, I have had little fear of one day dying. It happens...it is natural and beautiful, and everyone who has ever lived either has died, or will in time. Dying after a good life is like the end of a really good book. You're so sad to be finished with it, and yet it ended in just the right way, and hopefully just at the right time.
And yet, it's not the end. There's so much more after this life. And this life is to be enjoyed. That's why death is here--it is a constant reminder of just how precious life really is...it encourages us to enjoy and treasure it.
*hugs* lol, that was long...anyway, I hope it helps.
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From: ex_la_foret689
2006-02-27 07:53 am (UTC)
I feel that way sometimes too, like it's so hard to hold all the incredible beauty in the world, like the chance to be alive makes me so thankful some days. It's a wonderful world, and I'm glad you see that too! Keep healing!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-03-05 07:53 am (UTC)
*hugs* OMG yes! That's exactly how it feels. Like if I drink it all in at one time, it will make my mind explode with wonderfulness (only, said better than that :P).
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[User Picture]From: glacier_kitty
2006-02-27 02:23 pm (UTC)
Wow I feel that way too! Awesome entry :)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-03-05 07:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad you do! It's great to be so thankful for this existence. And thank you! I'm very proud of it :)
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