With me, life is bitter sweet, I've been a stranger to myself, and I've been to deceptive hell. Yet I still believe the songs of childhood, that innocent tears rolling down my cheeks following me through the kettles of ages, echoing arrowheads of words in silent hours. I believe that one day goodness will come to me, but that one day must be today and I won't wait. I prefer the virgin sound of a nightingale and fresh mint leaves infused my morning rose tea. Like a bird, I wish to scavenge the land, laugh at the storms, and chant every praise from heaven to meet you, For there are still jasmines blooming in my body, and those eyes we see in tears are never our own, So the time has come! the time has come to bid a farewell...
Many things have come to the end. Sometimes it’s the natural course, and other times it’s the choice that we must make.
The time has come to bid a farewell, to my colleagues, my peers, and my dear mentors, as my stay in Philadelphia has almost come to an end and I have no intention to linger any longer. Three more research papers to submit and one more dance production to put together during the next two weeks, then I will be free to fly like a bird…
The time has come to bid a farewell, to my birth family, as I have recently filed a court petition to change my surname. For weeks, I was deeply distraught by the unexpected call from a lawyer and what he informed me took away the last humanity I ever hoped from the family I was born to. The man I once called “father” in fact had left me with years of lies and betrayal. The truths hurt so bad and I still cried like a helpless child… I pity the daughter I was and so, Goodbye father. A new lineage will start from me, and neither I nor my future offspring will ever carry their surname. I will pick a new one for myself! (the boldest thing I’ve ever done)
Many things need to come to the end. Sometimes it’s natural, other times it’s the choice we must make to redefine who we are for our own life in order to fly like a bird….
Blessings to all who happen to read my words…..