Its just one of those things. Like when you first take off the training wheels. Like when you first jump off the diving board. Like when you first find true love. Life is all about learning. You learn new things, and learn from mistakes. You meet new people, and meet challenges. You face your fears, and in the end, you turn your face towards home. I guess thats the funny thing about life. By the time you’re an expert, theres not much opportunity left. And I’m not sure how much time I have left, but when I look around me, and I see all the wonder that is placed before us, its hard not to marvel at how much knowledge there is to learn, and how much space there is to grow. Tonight, I realized this. Sometimes you think you know whats going to happen. You look at a rock, a shell, a marble, and think you know exactly what it is. But inside the rock, there is a diamond. Inside the shell, there is a crab. Inside the marble, you see a reflection of something you always took for granted. Yourself. As I look at my own marbles, I realize how the way we see things affects the way that they are. A marble doesn’t show your reflection if you don’t look at it. A rock wont become a diamond without polishing. And a person wont become the person you want them to be without caring and love. I look in the marble and see the potential I have to shape other people. I look in the marble and see the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I look in the marble and see you. And the other marble full of stars? Well, That’s just full of memories waiting to be shared together. So lets go stargazing, for a long, long time.

After all, that’s what life’s for, right?

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