Joining in with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday again. Please visit her blog for more wonderful writings on this word!
Here I am, again, in this city. A city I was in before, so long ago. In what seems like another life. With another life.
Today, I am so far away from where I was. While I sit in the same block of a big city, I feel like I am in a new world.
I have gone through hell, and come back again, and then gone back forth so many times. I can’t truthfully say I am so much happier now, because ignorance truly is bliss most times. However, today I am more me. I am stronger. I am wiser. I am becoming the me God has planned.
These milestone moments, returning to places and times from the past, remind me of the road I have traveled. It has been rough and dirty and filled with pot holes. But it has also been beautiful. It has been filled with sites that nothing can compare to. The highs and the lows. Those changes in altitude are what creates me.
I return to a place, again, the same but so different. A place that has not changed much, but the eyes that view it are completely different. They have seen more life, more pain, more wonder, more everything. They are the filter through which I see this city again. Through which I stop and see my life again.