If I Stay

There’s so much beauty here. Right here. 

I’ve experienced the beauty of newness. 

I’ve experienced the beauty of letting go. 

I’ve experienced the beauty of detachment.

I’ve experienced the beauty of surrender. 

My bones know what it feels like to go. 

I know what it means to run.

I want to experience the beauty of watching a new thing wither. 

I want to experience the beauty of holding on just a little longer. 

I want to experience the beauty of closeness that feels safe.

I want to experience the beauty of withstanding. Resisting. 

My bones know what it feels like to go.

I don’t know what it means to stay.

I’ve experienced the beauty of losing sight of the shore.

I want to experience the beauty of lowering my anchor and staying awhile.

CandaceAlikéSmith.com is a self-care and intentional living blog penned by writer Candace Smith. Read Candace’s diary entriesand follow her content on holistic beautyessential oilsproduct reviewslocal libations, and wellness travel. Read her mom’s mental health contributions and get your mind right.
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