Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Greatness in All of Us

Now at 50,000 words, I am past the half-way milestone for my third novel. I'm thrilled by the multiple directions this manuscript is taking me. My discoveries are rich and I never cease to amaze myself at how things pan out differently to what you originally outline as a backbone to your project. The tangents are numerous, but all somehow seem to magically connect and bring me back to my core focus.

I allow myself some brief respite, and today I have a few upbeat lines to share on the greatness in all of us.

The Greatness in All of Us

I guess it's in those instants.
Those fleeting instants when we surpass ourselves.
At times, these instants are small.
But then they can be larger than life.
We leave the shadows behind and dance into the light.
Where we bypass the diktats and boundaries.
And together, we glow and transcend.
Because it takes no God to see the greatness in all of us.
We connect and inspire. That's what we do.
We may fall, but we never give up.
And when we are sick of our mortal coils, we somehow rise again.
Yes my friends, no need to gloat or pretend.
We are, in our own way, heroes.