A Night of Inspiration
I found myself in a unhappy/unfamiliar place, driving down the freeway accompanied only by my thoughts on my short journey. Clouded is my mind, emotions racing, anxiety setting in. It has been a time of peaks and valleys… like waves crashing on the beach. Trying not to lose myself, I set it all aside, and prepare for therapy. I arrive early, heavy with anticipation. As the room begins to fill I am still overcome with emotion. Familiar faces distract me, as I put on my happy face. The music usually soothes my soul, but not tonight. Tonight is different… very recent memories envelope my thoughts. A longing for those feelings overcome my mood. Suddenly the conversation changes and eyes are on me, as I struggle to maintain a calm composure. Her kind words bring a welcome relief, setting a stepping stone in front of me, climbing back up, giving me the inspiration to continue upward. I realize it is time to take the experience and grow, with the wonderful thoughts and memories as the seeds. I have much to be thankful for. For a brief moment of time I experienced near bliss. A stranger came into my life and showed me a renewed passion. A feeling of belonging, trusting companionship and friendship. A stranger no more, she will always be a part of me… just like the friend offering those kinds words. A true smile is back on my face as I make the journey back home, with great memories and feeling of hope.