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.

Candace & Aevrie at White Rock Lake

Candace Aliké Smith is a Dallas-based content writer and intentional living blogger. She founded CandaceAlikéSmith.com in 2015 to help women reclaim their vitality through self-care and self-reflection. Read Candace’s journal entriesand follow her content on holistic beautymental wellnessessential oilsnon-toxic productshealthy libations, and wellness travel.

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