Marin, CA is one of those places of magic and creativity. It is where I had a long term relationship, wrote lyrics and sang in a band, learned I have a passion for trail running, enjoyed some of the better and bitter days of life.
The above poem was written a year following the long term relationship break up. I reconnected with a friend who breathed a little fresh air in my atmosphere. Despite still feeling lonely and still processing the break up my Sagittarius optimism shined through.
One lives long enough and becomes aware enough to notice cycles repeating.
It may be an experience that reminds us of another place in time. It might be a persons behavior that reminds us of someone we knew years prior. Some cycles are presented until broken and ended. Some cycles repeat to bring continued awareness like spiritual guideposts.
“The journey of intuition gives thoughts of souls a listen.”
Tuning into living life present in each moment. Maneuvering among people and places to see what life brings. We all have that internal compass to guide us. We’ve probably all been places we thought were good at the time but turned out to be lessons not worth repeating. All growth lessons, all perfect for our individual path.
“Through trials, accusations, and firm resolve the completion of life is gained.”
I’m sure I’m not alone when rewinding my life back to say as a teenager full of hopes and dreams of what the future could be to now at this place in time wondering what the hell happened? Life is full of choices moment to moment that lead to their own outcomes. One could rewind all day and wish for a different outcome that won't ever come because it is the past.
A firm resolve to recognize when life is on a course no longer desired and make a change. Resolve to grow ourselves into the best version possible. Resolve to love ourselves enough to keep going in the most positive light we can imagine. It’s a beautiful thing to recognize when a cycle is broken never to be repeated.
I changed the ending of the poem slightly from the written to the published version in my poetry book. Today feels like the perfect time to see this poem and write about it here. A reminder change is always possible.