Carousel ponies never rest
I value myself through the value i give to others and by that, of course, i mean the impact i have in any aspect of their life. I understand that the new age philosophy dictates us to care only for our own selves but i am not quite into that. Not really. I need a purpose. Maybe that is merely a residue of my declared atheism. Maybe it is the way people oughted to be and somehow we managed to forget. I edorse the perspective that we, humans, are a social animal, but an animal nevertheless.
We tend to go round and round, like our lives is a carousel. Some of us even have that childish smile. The ride however will eventually stop. Do you get off or are you up to the next ride? There is nothing wrong on feeding candy to your inner child, but do not forget that children get the sugar rush effect. What do you do then? What do you do with a candy over fed child eager to go out and trash the place?
Dare you look people in their eyes only to see their struggles. Sometimes we are children trying to act as grown ups and the other times we are grown ups trying to be reminded how childhood was like. Emotions come and go. We all search for completion, excellence, happiness and those precise things we shall never have. Those are virtues that come with time and patience. You have to be lonely to appreciate companionship. You have to be sad to recognise happiness. Most certaintly you have to know defeat to achieve excellence.
“And the seasons they go ‘round and ‘round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.”
― Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game
So step out of this carousel, you only see the same scenery again and again. Take a chance on life. Take a chance on people. They will disappoint you but do not stop trying because deep inside you know there are those few who will amaze you. Fall in love. Remember this feeling? That intense moment when you stare in someone’s eyes only to see yourself staring back at you. Believe in your ability to feel. Have friends. It is not guaranded that you will suceed but at least you will have made an effort. Bring back romance in your life. Romance is an attitude not a mere moment. Be romantic and be a fool..