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A Remedy For Life

Nothing Can't Be Fixed

A Remedy For Life
Hannah Rayhill

Sun kissed sand at the end of an August day seeping into the spaces between your fingers, benevolently embracing the stiff bottoms of your feet. The orange and purple sky is twisting with the blues, goldening your skin and teasing the surface of the ocean for a few last wishful moments. In these moments, I swear your path can meet the soul of the earth.

Your journey will not ever be what you expect it to be. You never know who you will meet or how they will change you. Your house, your family, your friends and your dreams will change throughout your entire life. Your mind will adjust and open up, your skin and your entire body will change. Your eyes though, those, those will stay the same. They will become stronger, more calm, but they will always stay that same incredible color--they will always be able to inspire the type of happiness you pine for in others. I can promise you that.

Plans will never work out the exact way they are supposed to so there is no reason to stress over them when they start to unravel. People will break your heart and you will become hesitant with who you give it to. Your feet will get tired and your mind and soul will sometimes feel too heavy to carry. When these moments happen to you, please remember: kindness is always there to hold you up. You just have to be willing to open your eyes--to risk getting hurt in the search for warmth.

Nothing cannot be fixed by a smile, some salt water and a sunset with your bare feet grounded into the earth.

Beauty exists in the way rain sits on the grass in the morning. In the way lightning stretches across the sky and the way thunder grabs at your core. In the tops of high grass and in the smell of lilacs is where you can find the remedy to life.

As for me, you can find me in the waves. Just like the waves I will always come back, no matter how far out the tide takes me. I will always come right back to remind you of the beauty and the kindness that exists across the sea...and right at your feet.

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Sunset Girl

The sun rose and peeked through the sheer curtains. Rose’s alarm shrieked. The loud bells caused her phone to jump on the side table. It was time for her to get ready for church. Blindly reaching for her phone, she shut the alarm off and pulled at the covers providing her a cocoon of warmth and tossed them to the side. She swept her bare feet across the bed to touch the cool wooden floor.

Rose softly tiptoed to the corner of the bedroom to grab her clothes dangling on the arm of the bedroom chair. Scooping all of the items of her chosen outfit, she headed to the bathroom hoping that she wouldn’t drop anything.

Round, piercing blue eyes stared back at her in the bathroom mirror. Rose fingered the wrinkles forming around her eyes. So many of them bore signs of laughter and smiling. Slowly dropping her hands, she couldn’t remember the last time she laughed in her home with Tom. Shaking her head as if to erase the negative thoughts, she reached for her makeup bag and went through her regular routine.

Applying her favorite deep rose lipstick, Rose headed downstairs to make her coffee and bagel to take with her to church. The smell of dark-roast coffee swirled in the air as Rose sliced her cinnamon raisin bagel. Hearing the Keurig sputter with the fresh brew, Rose found the interruption of the stillness comforting. The toaster signaled that her bagel was done with a soft pop. It had a delicious golden brown color. Placing the bagel on the counter, she generously spread honey nut flavored cream cheese across both halves. Gathering her bible, notebook, and pens from the side table on the porch she stuffed them into her purse. Purse hanging on her right shoulder she juggled her coffee and bagel in both of her hands as she headed to the garage.

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