maybe you hate yourself right now.
maybe you think you’re worthless and life, is just not easy anymore. but have you ever thought, that what a thing it is to be alive?
to witness the sunrises and sunsets, to see the colours of the skies change while the moon awaits to push the waves.
to see the stars twinkling and see our signs in the constellations. To see the clouds and forming shapes out of their shapeless forms.
to see your friends achieving their passion while you know a few months ago they couldn’t get up from their beds.
to be able to find someone who would read poems to us
or to whom we could read our favourite poems while laying on the grass
back leaned on a tree.
to be able to reach those mountains while tucked in your sweaters and jackets and beanies and ear muffs
yet playing the snowball fight.
to be able to make out with a hot spanish guy when you go solo traveling
to chill on a Goa beach in your new swimsuit and feeling the sand underneath your feet
and listening to the sea waves in the shells you collect.
to watch more netflix shows you didn’t even know about
with him and your legs above his legs
while you fall asleep half way through it.
to be able to add another adventure in your bucket list.
to realise how much your parents have always loved you
and how you could never repay them but a small little conversation with them
is an investment of a lifetime.
to find your passion and art;
and work for it because this fire in you cannot be extinguished.
to break the glass ceiling and finally see what lies above the sky
and if you can pocket the clouds and count the stars.
i know you have bad days.
i know you’re afraid, dear heart, you’re afraid of a lot of things.
but maybe half of them won’t even happen.
maybe the other half would be better than you’ve expected
and even if what you thought happens, I know I can face it.
it’s only temporary.
because life is more than just bad days,
it is all about the good days you count
and the bad days that don’t hold you back,
but push you
to be better
to learn from your mistakes
to find better days
to be happy.
courage, dear heart.
this too, shall pass.
~ Nidhi Kulkarni