April 21, 2013

Nobody asks to be born.

Nobody asks to be born. Although our parents may, in their way, choose us and have affect the circumstances of our birth, we don't ask to be born or have a say in who our parents are.

 Parents determine the coordinates we start with: the places, the opportunities, the values, and the expectations of what the world has to offer. But those starting points and directions bring with them blinders - shutters, baffles and barriers - that are part of the finiteness of their lives.

If you have an open mind and open eyes and ears, you might see through the cracks in those protective walls, and peek through the edges of the blinders, and see your own journey - your own unexplored territory.

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