Shattered Places

At some point of our lives, we experience a kind of terror unimaginable. A loss of a loved one, a calamity, an accident, a heart break, a volcanic eruption. It will not make sense at that moment. Your mind will be too forlorn to process any other emotions. There will be too many questions but not a single answer.

Dear, always remember that everytime you fall on your knees, you can always look up and pray. Or you don’t even have to look up at all. You don’t have to get up so quickly. You don’t have to unfeel the pain. You don’t have to stop the tears. You don’t have to be okay when it’s not okay. But you will have to believe in tomorrows. The way you trust the sun every morning. The way you know that even if the rainclouds are heavy, the stars do exist. You will get up. You will be surprised how unparalleled beauty can spring in places that once was shattered. How He does not take without replacing it with something far more beautiful.

-The Soliloquist

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April 27, 2016
Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Island. Philippines

Not Okay

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There are times when we just want to keep our emotions to ourselves. Times when sharing doesnt seem to help and it feels like no one really understands. There are also those when we just want to feel okay, act like everything is in place when in reality we feel like our world is shattered. I definitely have experienced all these and how easy it is to pretend nothing is wrong when no one knows what you are going through.

I would just like to remind you, it is okay not to be okay. We all have our ups and downs. Sure there are people who would listen to you if you need to ligthen up the load. Moreover, there are also those who would like to keep you happy and help you be distracted so you don’t get to worry too much. You are not alone dearie. So cheer up strong soul!

-The Soliloquist