they say you don't know what you got 'til it's gone / / they say that your darkest hour comes before your dawn

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 30 - Your reflection in the mirror;

Look at yourself. 

You've been through so much. You've laughed and cried. Smiled and frowned. You've broken your nose and bit your lip. You've worn too much make up, and scrubbed so hard to get it off. You've had bags under your eyes and excitement light them up. You've lost baby teeth, grown adult teeth and even had your wisdom teeth pulled out.

You've been bruised and bloodied. You've been through the flu, chicken pox and so many other sicknesses. You've had blood tests, immunisations, piercings, tattoos, and minor surgery. You've got countless scars from being accident prone as a child. You've limped on crutches and wheeled around in a wheel chair. You've driven cars, rode in them and even been in an ambulance a few times.

You've been a flower girl in a wedding, and the child in the middle of a custody case. You've been so hungry you could eat a horse, and so sick you could throw up your insides. You lived through the 90's cartoons, experienced the new millennium and the Y2K bug. You saw the Twin Tower bombings, the war in Afghanistan, and Saddam Hussein's rain of terror end. You've seen Barack Obama reach President, and Julia Gillard become Prime Minister. You've seen the phases of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and now iPhones.

You survived the Backstreet Boys, Brittney Spears, Ricki Martin, Shakira, Lady GaGa, and Ke$ha. You made it through The Biggest Loser, Australian Idol, Master Chef, The Simpsons, House, and The Bold&The Beautiful. You've seen tape players morph into CD players, which turned into MP3 players, that turned into phones. You've seen the Transformers phase, the Twilight craze, Lord Of The Rings cult, and the Harry Potter organisation.

You've seen life ended and new life born. You've hit rock bottom, and your climbing your way to the top right now. 22years of breathing and living, and so much ahead of you. I can't imagine what you'll see happen to the world around you in years to come. Time will tell.


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