Life’s Offerings

“I now realize that life held a divine purpose,
for shoving me into places
that were as changeable as the wind.
In between the floundering of then and now,
the eyes of fate were following me–watching,
always watching with narrowing glances.
Now, having given deep thought to life’s offerings,
I realize that everything that happened
should have happened.”

-Gordon Parks (1912-2006), from “No Apologies”

Pebble Pond, (2012)

2 responses to “Life’s Offerings”

  1. I love this! I have been coming upon this realization quite a bit as of late. Everything that happened had to happen to be where I am today. This is also why I don’t fret too much about the future. I mean, it’s good to have plans and dreams and all, but when it comes down to it, some things we just have to let be. As long as all the choices you make are out of love, you have nothing to fret….ya know what I mean? 🙂

  2. I hears ya, sis. However, I will be the first to admit that I still make far too many choices based on fear. :-/ Ah, well . . . progress, not perfection.

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