“So lets run
Make a great escape
And I’ll be waiting outside for the getaway
It doesn’t matter who we are
Well keep running through the dark
And all we’ll ever need is another day
We can slow down cause tomorrow is a mile away
And live like shooting stars
Cause you can wish away forever
But you’ll never find a thing like today”
– Eden / End Credits
There is something about being young, 16-18 years old I would guess based on the number of texts and FaceTime. We talk about today as though it’s all that matters. Tomorrow is just another today. And in each moment…perfection. Everything feels so right. Warm touch, beautiful smile, laughter…so much laughter…and tears. It’s real. Authentic. Honest. Vulnerable.
And I am broken. And she is hurting. Pain has a way of baring your soul to the world in the most vulnerable fashion. And so, when two broken souls connect, the vulnerability that is shared is magical. It’s freeing. And that is what relationships should be…freeing, empowering, supportive, and never ever trapped. Let loose…never bind. And yes! Us. Because we are vulnerable, because we are hurting. Because we are broken. BUT…we won’t hurt forever. One day we will heal and when that day becomes will we lock our vulnerability up with it?
JP: “I’m not being naive but naive is right around the corner”.
M: “The whole thing about naive is that you don’t know…so…”
JP: “but I’m telling you I’m not being naive”
M: “because you wouldn’t know if you were”
And he’s right. And still he offers no answer to the question “what should I do then”? I know the answer. The answer is today. Everyday. Because connection. Because friendship. Because comfort. Because love. Because cheese platters and Hubcap. Because Court Jester and Donald Miller. Because Michael W Smith and Magic 8 Ball. Because Tigers.
Because today. Because everyday. You. Always you.
And tommorow? It’s just another today…