Only Human

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In life, where there is light, there is a shadow.

Through a world of judgement, opinions are free. Though you may consider your opinions as right, you must understand other’s opinions too. We as humans lead a life that is controlled by our own choices and emotions, but through a blindfold, we cannot see what’s really there. The naked eye can see colors, but it can see more than what’s visible. It can see the life inside another—their characteristics, their emotions, the palette another holds in their being.

Through a world of judgment, words can be as sharp as a knife. The happiness in another you love is precious. Anger can drive the pain of someone and weighs the mind with regrets. Mistakes are made so you can improve. Cuts and bruises are created so they can mend. There may be people out there who hate you for who you are, but you can persevere through the pain and move forward. You may falter, but each part of you is important. These are the memories that will drive you ahead—each journey to triumph. With each swipe of a brush, each color you draw, each line, each detail, becomes the beautiful masterpiece you are. You are only human, with a heart, mind, and soul. But your worth is beyond that.

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eye, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!” ~ Maya Angelou

By Lauren De Los Reyes

GMMS, Grade 7