Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 • 5 Comments on Things Fall Away
When you look back on your life, what will you remember? What will stand out as being important and meaningful and what will you regret as a waste of time and energy? The world whirs around me as it always has, with me always feeling a few steps behind and trying to catch up. A carousel of lights and noise and mirrors reflecting my slightly panicked image; the prettiest horse always beyond my grasp.
Pregnancy slows you down. Makes you think differently than you did before. Makes you feel strong and weak at the same time. Physical limitations become greater with each passing week, yet there is nothing more physically demanding than creating a human being. Is my body growing weaker or is it strong beyond comprehension? The inability to bend to tie one’s shoes seems a silly nuisance compared to the ability to sustain a second heartbeat. What matters more? Which will you remember?
What will I remember?