I would like to note that I have never experienced any great loss in my life. Also, I’ve never experienced any great hardship which in some odd way I think is a detriment in my life because those things make you stronger. Furthermore, these things push you to sink or swim. To even be clearer, I am motivated by great pressure, challenge, overcoming great odds…without that I coast.
I saw Beasts of the Southern Wild yesterday and I left crying even though during the whole movie I was conflicted. I can’t even put into words what happened or how I suddenly felt spiritually connected to this little girl and I don’t know why. Her challenge was like no other and to her it was just a way of life. I felt like I was living beneath myself letting the “beasts” win. When I was a kid, I just did what I wanted and it always worked out. It was like the universe was balanced; it was working together.
What broke? Who knows…maybe a limb fell off the wrong tree and shook my universe. Whatever it is, I know it is possible to make it right. As right as right can be. That is what I’ve learned from people like Hushpuppy and the unexpected challenges. I do not compare my challenges to Hushpuppy but they are my challenges. Regardless of how it turns out, I know it is working out just as it should. One day the universe will shake again and it could end badly, but I’m not scared.