“It’s not always black or white. It’s not always yes or no.
Things are more complicated that they seem.
Words can’t always express how you feel, and sometimes a word makes all the difference in the world. Sometimes tears spell happiness, other times smiles hide pain untold.
Some days the stars look beautiful, other days they remind you of someone you’re trying to forget.
The blazing sun may look like fire, but maybe it’s just a melting candle counting it’s last breaths.
Those innocent looking eyes behind the spectacles might have seen adventures you wouldn’t have even imagined.
That pretty boy with abs like Stallone, might’ve been fighting off demons in daylight.
Maybe that quiet old lady smiles at you because you look like her long lost lover.
Maybe your mom says she’s okay, but is not.
Maybe those straight roads lead to hell, and maybe the alleys hidden in the dark end on the stairway to heaven.
People are not just good or bad. Sometimes, there is a glimmer of love in the most broken hearts. Sometimes, the most radiant laughters hold cries for help.
Things are never as they seem you know.
So, look a little harder, feel a little deeper, hold on a little longer and you will see things for what they are.”
Most times, we just take things at face value. Nowadays we neither have the time nor the patience to scrape beneath the surface. We hear, but we don’t listen. We see but we don’t perceive. We comprehend but we don’t understand. We sympathize but never empathize. In the hustle of everyday lives we just lose track of the smaller things. The details, the little clues that are probably the most important things in life.
Especially with people. Sometimes we fail to notice what’s right in front of us. That sad smile, that unsure text message, they tell a lot about a person, and most times we ignorantly miss out.
So just sometimes, take the time to genuinely lend your ear to someone’s story and get ready to get stunned by the truth that might be hidden within.