Five Card Story: Plane of Euthymia

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a Five Card Flickr story by liv created May 05 2024, 12:45:34 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) bionicteaching (2) Serenae (3) Serenae (4) bionicteaching (5) Serenae

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I woke up one summer morning. It was the second day of my solo trip. I took a deep breath, went into the balcony and stared into the rising sun. It was beautiful and serene. I felt nothing but peace. So this is what it feels like after storm. No chaos just harmony. I want to feel this peace more so I went outside and took a stroll. The day star did not sting my skin but rather it gave warmth. Then I walked straight and went into the woods and look for something that could catch my attention. The air feels cool and smells fresh and earthy. I picked fresh fruits, flowers, drank from a crystal clear river and even pet some wild animals. I wandered all day around the greenery, and didn't notice the time. What they’re saying that time flies by fast when you enjoy what you’re doing is really true. I wish I get to do this every day. I wish I can be as free as I am right now. I wish life can be this worry-free. I wish I don’t get to carry burdens and just go along like how water flows in a river. But despite how harsh life is, I am grateful that I get to enjoy tiny bits of how perfectly imperfect it is. As the sun slowly sets into the horizon and showcased that not all endings are sad by painting the sky with colorful hues, I took steps going back to my room while watching parts of a tree slowly slipping away from its trunk. And I can’t help but think how trees can be fragile despite being so tall and strong. They can stand even the strongest of storms but their leaves, their branches, as time goes by, withers and fly away. Just like us humans, no matter how strong we are, no matter how tough we get, there will always be a time where we will be at our most fragile state. We just can’t stand tall all the time. And in order for us to grow, we need to get to our lowest first. Finally, I have arrived to the staycation house. Two days of being free from the chaotic word is a short time, but I enjoyed and that’s what matters. Now, I need to pack my stuff and go back to facing reality. But good thing, I have my cats waiting for me at home. I have something to look forward to. The next morning, while waiting for the car that’ll take me to the airport, this wall caught my attention. I haven’t noticed it in my 2-days stay here. But the wall was partly covered with I don’t know what it is but it looked like it was roots of a tree, but it also looked like it was a tree growing, it didn’t have leaves though. But I was just astonished of how it can adapt well to its environment. How it gets to thrive despite it not being in its usual comfort zone. And again, as a human being, I wish I get to thrive in an environment that’s out of my comfort zone. Because it also works. It can also look as perfect as this tree on the wall of this house. After a few more minutes of waiting, my cab’s finally here. I may not like my real world, but I know I can live within it as long as I have my support system. So here we go. I’m coming home.

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