It’s okay not to be okay.

It’s okay not to be okay.

You don’t have to be fine.

You don’t have to be strong.

You don’t have to save the world in stilettos and a cape.

It’s okay to be sad.

Sadness reminds you of aliveness and yearning for something better

this world could never satisfy.

 

Banish that smile.

Breathe.

Feel it right to the tips of your toes.

That’s right, feel it.

Let it seep through every pore and infuse the depths of your soul

till it settles there, then leave it.

Not forever. But for long enough till it becomes an old friend-

Not the most comfortable friend

but a faithful one at least.

 

Is it still there?

Sit with it awhile. No, don’t rush it.

Remember this feeling for the times when things are golden

when someone else’s world is grey. When that time comes

you’ll understand. And then you can join them and

Be.

 

Is it still there?

It’s time to say goodbye. Not because it’s bad but because

there’s so much more for you

To live.

Feel.

Laugh.

And friends come and go, even the best of them.

But don’t forget it.

Being forgotten hurts so much so that it wants to visit again

just so you don’t lose the sound of its wistful sigh.

Give it your time when it comes. Drink tea by the fire with it.

And when it leaves and you find yourself laughing again

That’s okay too.