I think one of my great strengths is to not be afraid of the patina of sadness that is present.
Now, the patina does not hold me hostage. I acknowledge its presence, how it runs its finger along my conscience.
But even as it touches me, what envelops me soul is the warm veil of possibilities, the journey, its rewards. The veil serves a dual purpose. To shield me from the patina's draining energy, and to give me energy to continue the journey.
Life is about overcoming, growing, strengthening. And having fun.