Jun 23, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
No two snowflakes are alike as each snowflake takes its own perfect form during its journey, while at the end of its journey both the perfectly and the not so perfectly shaped one both melt into the same body of fluidity. And while gravity pulls them down into the same shared destination, the expansive space in the air as they reach the ground, gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path/shape!
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind. There are so many transitions and changes that take place along this journey of the snowflake, that we humans know as Life. But, no matter what the transition, we humans much like the snowflake always finds their identity perfectly shaped for its journey.
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered; meanwhile at all times we remain 100% perfectly imperfect!?
In coming to recognize my own imperfections I have come into the realization of a much broader and deeper view of my “self”. Without that my growth would be filled with many unseen gaps, like the countless little bubbles of air that lies between each brick layers of my being, that more often then not neither I nor the person who may stand in front of me may see or fail to recognize the most tiny imperfections, that lies hidden between each solid brick, that from afar makes me look standing tall and strong!? I know that in time the wall may loosen up, crumble, or even come apart, meanwhile from afar I still look and even feel as if I am standing tall and strong!? Yet like a brick wall I am also susceptible to changes due to my environment! nonetheless even if I may crumble, loosen up, or fall apart, I still continue to serve a purpose in an imperfect world!
Within my own perfectly structured fortress I have walls that are crumbling down everyday! Yet these same walls are covered with the finger prints of aging, pains, suffering, struggles, and those people who have touched or tried to remove those bricks. But I have learned to be flexible and adapt to changes fairly quickly, so that my legacy will continue on for ages to come, I hope!
The brick walls that once stood strong all by themselves are now covered with the fingerprints of many life forms within each of its weakest links, cracks, or loosen bricks. Fingerprints of vines, some of which are the flowering kind, that at this point in my life adorns the walls of my being in a perfectly imperfect symmetry of stunning and breathtaking beauty. So thank you to those who have in some way touched and ventured into my outer and inner walls. If it wasn't because of you I couldn't see and accept the perfections of my imperfect self; all in all I no more and no less am a uniquely perfect person. So bring on the snow covered walls, the weathered worn brick layers, the vine covered walls; for it all have helped me become agelessly beautiful, and useful, so I hope!?