Monday, February 23, 2009

Whittling away


"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best,
night and day, to make you everybody else
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight -- and never stop fighting. "
~ E. E. Cummings

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I wish it weren't so hard.

I wish the battle didn't exist.

I wish I wouldn't have to fight.

But it is, it does, and I have to.

Or I die.

I've heard it said if you keep trimming yourself down to what someone else expects you will soon whittle away to nothing.

I believe it. So I keep fighting.



4 comments:

Leanne said...

And we're all really bad at being anyone other than who God has created us to be!!!!

As you've said to me so many times...I understand :o).

Melissa said...

hmmmm, fighting with you my friend.

Deanna Shrodes said...

Thanks my understanding friends... :-)

Lady Melissa said...

Wow, that was really deep! Its amazing how much can be said in just a few words. I can truly say that I can relate.

Fighting together for one another, Lots of Love, Pastor Melissa