A Timekeeper’s Impatience

“…gently, I will take the reigns. I will falter, I will fall. I’ll hurt myself trying. I’ll burn myself, trying to cup the light in my hands..but all this is better than the safety of routine and small, too planned-out lives.”

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Art by: Bruce Riley

I don’t have the patience to let life happen to me anymore.

I will seize the hands of the clock and turn them back if I have to, and even though I can’t turn day into night, I will twist the minutes and extend the hours.  That is because I have a power all my own—I can warp time, elongate my days by simply making them count. All by just breathing and living the moment. So, some days, there’ll be no time at all—just peace.

I will stay the hands of Fate, too, knitting my destiny away onto a broad, infinite tapestry. And gently, I will take the reigns. I will falter, I will fall. I’ll hurt myself trying. I’ll burn myself, trying to cup the light in my hands. I’ll even stray into the darkness and come heaving out of it.

But all this is better than the safety of routine and small, too planned-out lives.

My canvas is blank and I don’t want to keep it that way.

I’m not scared of dirtying it, not too particular about the kind of picture I want to paint. I just want to have enough colours to paint something worthwhile.

via Patience — Prompts – The Daily Post

6 thoughts on “A Timekeeper’s Impatience”

  1. If there were a ‘love’ button, I would have clicked that. Life is not to be the perfection of a blank canvas with the straightforward lines to guide a routine life. Create your destiny and see your future in all the known and unknown colors. ..

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    1. Ah, thank you! You put it so beautifully too ,in mentioning “unknown colours” –we never know how life will surprise us next and that’s probably the most beautiful thing. See you around in the blogosphere, I’m excited to see what it is you write about 😊

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        1. Ah, so true ❤ Not knowing what could happen next is always an adventure, no matter what it is. It's always an opportunity to learn something 🙂 And I've had the opportunity to check out your blog, and I really like how you also write about the bigger picture of your travels, and not just the travel itself. I've really enjoyed your reflections so far, so I'm looking forward to reading you soon ^^

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          1. It’s all about the learning process in adventuring out for new experiences. I appreciate you checking out my words shared through here and seeing that big picture, because that is such a big part of my thought process when I travel: What does it all mean? Happy to share these reflections and I appreciate you being a reader and that you have such positive thoughts to share. That is amazing. 🙂

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