Happiness does not exist in the absence of sorrow

When I was young

I was not told how to prepare for the unexpected

people around me were not told how to prepare for me

when the rhythm went off

and I was gone

they assumed it was temporary

waited for me to be merry

my inconsistency was inconvenient

and uncomfortable

not as much for me as it was for everyone else

they were used to my bright side

consistent and predictable

but I did not get to choose my sunshine all year round

my friend did not get to choose to be around

 

at least now I know

happiness does not exist in the absence of sorrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

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