Plant your own garden, decorate your own soul

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After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
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After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...

I first read this fresh out of college .. and it has walked with me through the years..J.L. Borges remains one of my favorite writers...


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Such wonderful words of wisdom. Haven't read Borges before but will now. And your watercolour painting is delightfully whimsical and yet purposeful. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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How amazing to read Borges from your hand. At the time of the university I also read a short story of his authorship: Circular ruins that accompanied me a long time ... It represented my feeling ... Building is not easy, there are too many demands. But you can build your own garden sometimes is to wait for the right time and have enough wisdom to take off.
https://genius.com/Jorge-luis-borges-the-circular-ruins-annotated

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2019/08/07

Xelda, I am delighted to find a fellow Borges reader. The process to build is difficult and arduous..filled with self doubts and second thought but the result is a wonderful state of being that centers the soul and makes one resilient .. and you are right.. maturity and the wisdom that comes with it helps and nurtures it.

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Mike Butler
2019/08/04

Love this! So rhythmic.

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2019/08/04

Thank you Mike !

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Nicholas Leslie
(owner)
2019/08/04

Absolutely stunning you are so creative, I love your work...

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2019/08/04

🙏

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