Apology

Apology

Don’t you dare apologize for my pain. 
You don’t know where you are standing. 
This ground is hallowed and the tears shed here are not for naught.

Do not feel pity for the crooked path I’ve traveled. 
Your uncomfortable silence and looks of sympathy try to steal away the magnificence of the triumph I have battled for and won. 

This path was purposefully, precisely chosen. 
It was not a mistake.
It belongs to me. 

Come, sit, and look with me. 

Let me show you my rainbow through the rain.
The calm after the storm.
The glimmering gold formed by the fiery flame.
The wholeness that would not be possible without the shattered brokenness.
The awareness.  The acceptance.  
The exhaustive freedom.

The deep peace propagated by my painful journey.

Don’t you dare apologize for my pain.
You don’t know where you are standing.   

The Waves

The Waves

My Special Place

My Special Place