Friday 5 May 2017

Life is an Art

                                          Pain demands to be felt

"If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him".
                               -Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.

Hello lovely fans of the Nitty Wall. Welcome to another episode of 'Life is an Art'.
I did an interview with a fabulous and upcoming writer this week and the response I received left me to ponder. She talked about her early life, how challenging it was and how she had learnt from pain (The interview will be updated this watch out!).
She talked about how pain inspires her to write. "I had no specific inspiration, but partially, pain inspired me to write".
Through the few years spent in life, I've come to realize that pain is something that we all ought to pass through at one time or the other. It's our duty to learn how to scale through that pain and still be happy.
Life is not meant to be smooth all the time. Life would be indeed boring if there was no dark side. I thought to myself recently what I'd write if everything in life was all good. Some go through pain to teach others and some learn from it.
Pain grooms our life. It admonishes us that 'life is not a wish-granting factory' #TFIOS# and that life won't be rosy always. It tells us that life is only temporary. It doesn't last forever and things would not turn out good always. Pain lightens our heart, makes us patient, makes us closer to God, inculcate the spirit of forgiveness in us.
Some pain exists that are lifelong. They flash through our mind at one time or the other. They are pain we have to live through.  Not all the people  that smile always are problem free. They only know how to be happy despite their pain.
Markus Zusak in 'The Book Thief' wrote, "Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-fours a day". Pain is something that must be felt, live through it, learn from it, be happy and smile always.
Remember to check the interview of the fabulous writer, Aisha Aliyu on Saturday.
Life is an art. It is very beautiful and lovely. Although, behind those lovely designs are mistakes and errors. Life is not always the way we want it to be but it is our duty to make ourselves happy.
Remember that life is very short to be unhappy. So forgive quickly, love truly and never forget anything that made you smile!!!
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Have a great day and be happy!

"Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learnt that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air!
We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces".
-C. Joybell C.



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