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

***

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.



Comments

Anonymous 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.
Thanks my understanding friends... :-)
Melissa Davis 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