Perhaps, I will grow up to be a movie star or a nurse.
Perhaps, I will travel the world when I am big and all grown –
And then –
Perhaps, I will walk to school each and every day, run wild in the streets at weekends, with few time limits and even fewer parental eyes.
Perhaps, life will always be simplistic and there will only ever be friends and enemies –
But then –
Perhaps, I will decide to never marry and live an indulgent, carefree life aboard a yacht floating the waterways aimlessly from place to place –
Perhaps, I will have a husband and five children and be up to my eyeballs in snotty noses and wet nappies.
Then Again –
Perhaps, I will have an abusive husband, end up almost penniless in the hospital’s Emergency room and lose my self -esteem.
Perhaps, I will have to slowly rebuild my life and my identity, whilst forever remembering the scars-
And then –
Perhaps, I will find a kindred soul and a kind family and be content.
Perhaps, I will find my passion in life that takes me places I never dreamed –
So then –
Perhaps, I will learn that one must turn your face towards the sun for then the shadows will always be behind you.
Perhaps, I will find that expectations and disappointment go hand in hand –
Then again –
Perhaps, I will find that dementia steals away the memories and I rest tucked away in the corner of an aged care facility, living out fantasies that won’t come to pass .
Perhaps, my time will be over and I have to make terms with the next journey –
Perhaps, the mysteries and purpose of life will always elude me.
Perhaps, just perhaps, I will discover that there is never certainty, only Perhaps!
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Something to Ponder About