Are we cogs in a machine? Threads on a loom? Or are we really creatures of complete free will guided by nothing?
No matter what your belief, or theory, or faith… we are here. And things happen out of our control or desire. What we can control however, is how we manage these.
I prefer to savor the good moments. A few seconds holding the hand of someone I love. Randomly playing in a pile of fallen leaves. Or sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee and watching the sunrays dance across the dew on a spider web across the yard.
I have my dark moments. When the magnificent shadow smothers me to the point I can’t breathe… sometimes it takes just that glimpse of brightness to remember that I’m stronger than the shadow.