A man’s emotions are what define him and control is the hallmark of true strength. To lack feelings is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.
– Brandon Sanderson, Way of Kings ❤
This line was like an awakening for me where I had to tell myself out loud, “See, did you read that. It’s ok to have so many emotions but stop being a child.” The Stormlight Archive has my heart and soul.
Let’s sit somewhere idly and watch the world go by. Let’s wave at the little school girl across the street. Let’s not look at the scary smoking guy wearing an old torn pair of jeans. Let’s smile at the dog near our feet. Let’s point fingers at the tall skyscrapers and at the plants in their balconies. Let’s look up at the sky as a flock of birds return to their home in the trees. Let’s talk about the weather and the chilly evening breeze. Let’s just sit together. Holding hands. Doing absolutely nothing.
How do we describe this feeling? This feeling of going unnoticed, In a world filled with billions of people. Trapped inside the houses with no where to go. This pandemic, This threat, This worry! People are panicking, People are worried, People are complaining, People are depressed.
“Are you listening to me? Are you watching me? I need attention, give it to me!”
We are craving to return to live our normal lives. Dreaming of walking freely outside. When? The only question that is at all times on our minds.
And, what do we do as we wait? We breathe. Till then we breathe! We take the longest deep breaths. To calm our unsettling and restless minds.