Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Still I rise.."

For a while now, I have been very angry. So much so that my anger was not making sense to me. I knew I needed to calm down to see things objectively. But I also knew after a long time of being hurt, I had finally found it in me to turn those feelings into anger. Now I do believe that anger is not a bad feeling. It is not an unnecessary feeling. In fact I find it an important and a driving force sometimes. But I also know that anger that lingers can turn into bitterness (and if there is one thing I hope I never am, it is bitter).

So for now, I have let myself be angry. There will come a time when my anger will fade away only leaving traces behind of what I should to take away from this experience. Hopefully I will be driven by that feeling to not treat others badly, to try to be a good person.

Till then, I softly repeat the words of a wonderful fighter and feminist...

"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise...

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise." - Maya Angelou

But still, like air, I will rise.