“There were days where each hour was a war I fought to survive, there were nights full of nightmares and I dreaded closing my eyes” -Embers ~Owl City
On and off throughout the past few months this song has found it’s way into my heart in such a way that it plays in the back of my mind amid the silence. Though the whole song is incredibly precious to me, that line up there really touched me, because I remember being there. I remember it every day, through every smile I remember the time that came before it, but that doesn’t make me bitter. In fact, it’s the pain and trials that have brought me to where I am and where I’m going that makes it all so lovely to me. If you haven’t heard the song, of you’ve never really listened to it intently, I offer it as a grand suggestion.
There are the darkest of days, and then there are those that glow with a fierce joy that cannot be silenced. Revel in that joy and don’t let it fade away.
When I watch a fire, something in my heart warms up. The pure energy of it passes through my veins and I feel it. There’s something exceedingly beautiful about it, and certain memories flood my mind when I sit by it, new ones are made and it fills me with hope.
“It gets better, just don’t let the fire die.” -Embers ~Owl City
And in this instance, I couldn’t say anything better than that, so push on and press forward in the dark of the night for there is so much more out there. You are not alone.