Thursday, May 03, 2007

Blisters

I don't know if anyone ever reads this, but I'm going to share a little lesson I've learned.
I went rollerblading today for the first time in who knows how long, and it was a very enjoyable time. Unfortunately, my feet are sissies, and I got 2 perfectly positioned blisters. I was complaining about them for a while, and then when I was in the shower(my thinking place), I realized that these blisters were more than just physical hinderances. They represented something more, suddenly. You see, although they were of the physical type, they made me realize that they could be emotional and mental as well.
If you go rollerblading for the first time in a loong time, like I did, you will probably get blisters. In life, if you do something for the first time in a long time and fail or get tired, you'll probably get blisters too. Not the bubbly, nasty kind, but the kind that form a little(or big) pocket of hurt on your heart. Sounds bad, huh? Well, there is good news: it goes away. Physical blisters disappear quickly, usually, but sometimes they leave a scar. Emotional blisters disappear in their own sweet time, and they almost always leave a scar, whether it be being cautious in love or always checking to see if your dress is caught in your underwear before you leave the bathroom. It's just part if the things we learn in life. And although everyone wants to avoid the blisters, I think that once they go through it, they appreciate what it teaches them. Just be careful you take it the right way. Don't be afraid of what you've learned, embrace it and use it, or you'll get more blisters in the same place! I've had my fair share of blisters, and I'm not looking forward to the ones to come, but I am looking forward to the wise scar they will leave behind.
So if you have a blister, may it heal quickly, and if you don't have one, you'll get one soon(sorry!). But in the best sense, I hope that every blister you get leaves you with a good sized good-kind of scar.

1 comment:

bonjovi_sis said...

wow, its been ages since i last came here. Im glad youre still writing girl, although we havent talked im ages, but atleast i get to hear from you from your blog =)
Love this little article you wrote about the "emotional blisters", it is so true. And our lives would definately be soo boreing without them.
Take care, hope to see ya around sometime.
Renata