I have come to understand I will
never climb a pyramid in Egypt or visit Antarctica.
I may never be the woman
I once dreamed I would become or even the kind, bohemian old lady who lives
down the street.
I may never write the best selling book that will touch
I will never be a saint.
But I will always be a good listener, a
faithful friend, one who speaks straight and true, one whose word can be
trusted, and one who never truly loses faith or abandons hope entirely.
always stand for the weak, speak for those who have no voice, work to protect
And I will always be a person filled conflicting and sometimes
contradictory characteristics, a person prone to deep solitudes, tinged with
sadness, a person whose life is filled with moments of gorgeous
brilliance and moments of impenetrable, inconsolable darkness.
I am more
than I ever hoped to become but less than I have dreamed.