Monday, October 08, 2012
Take the Pain
An open letter to TMBA, from Langston Hughes.
Mother to Son
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now --
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
So leave some trails alone y'all. Accept that there are places you aren't ready to go, risks you aren't willing to take, pain you don't want to accept. Real "flow" as you call it, is revealed like character. You can't fake it all the time.