By Alexandria Mays
It’s like standing on the shore and watching a wave roll in and you tell yourself “Oh wow, that’s the biggest wave I’ve ever seen.”
You see it coming from a distance and you worry, knowing that it has the power to drag you under, but you want to know what it feels like to take a risk so you stand on the shore and wait for this wave to come but then you ask yourself “Oh wow, what am I doing?”
And suddenly it’s right in front of you and you’re saying “Oh wow, I might not make it.” And maybe you’re being naïve, maybe it’s the excitement, or maybe you’re committed to not changing your mind, but you refuse to leave. Suddenly this wave engulfs you, it carries you, and it leaves you breathless. You say “Oh wow, this is what it feels like, to give something the power to hurt me and trusting that it wouldn’t,” and you immediately know that you want to feel all the waves, every kind, for the rest of your life.
It comes in slowly and then it hits you suddenly. It always does.