You know what the hardest part is?

It’s knowing that this world entails so much for you to embrace with both arms opened yet this is the same world that is going to rip you apart…

It’s in knowing that you can only experience those erupting emotions in their true essence; merely when you have the courage to wear your heart on your sleeve yet the risk of it being torn over and over again persists…

It’s in knowing that the people you love the most are the same ones who hold the capacity to shatter you the most yet you can’t help not loving them…

It’s in knowing that only in forgiveness; will you find peace not for the love they couldn’t give you the way you wanted but for the sake of your love for them…

It’s in knowing that you have to learn to let go of everything which makes your heart cripple by the vein you keep on closing…

It’s in knowing that whatever you pursue relentlessly might be lost someday yet you can’t help not festooning parts of your soul to it…

It’s in knowing that WHOever makes you feel at HOME today can forswear any day yet you risk making THEM your HOME…

It’s in knowing that those HOMES should be trusted and not trusted at the same time…

It’s in knowing that THIS HAPPY PLACE which you call HOME can crumble, shun you away and leave you withered yet you gather your pieces and begin the quest for another HOME all over again…

And the HARDEST PART OF BEING HUMAN IS…knowing that at the end of the day you have no alternative for not choosing to be vulnerable and put your trust in those HOMES. You always have to!

~Aisha Shakil