Saturday, February 6, 2010

Marching Into Myself

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Marching Onward by: Jennifer Aitchison


Thinking lately of how important it is to March foreword. You always carry the roots of what you have been, and the character and knowledge you have acquired. Still, there is so much room for improvement, and time will not stop and wait for you to catch up. I think there have been times that I stopped marching and watched it all go by. Maybe those moments are a resting point, a period where your life takes a breath. Surely it must not be healthy to stay in that moment for too long. I want to march foreword with strength, even though I am tired. I want to march foreword with confidence, even though I have not been sure of myself in the past. I want to march foreword with a tenderness for what I have been, even though I can see room for improvement.

1 comment:

Colby said...

Thanks for sharing - I love these photos and the whole post.