Original – DP



I like to think I’m an original, but can that really be true, as everyone I have ever met, heard of, or read about is somehow engrained on my soul.  They become part of me, part of my thinking and understanding.  So can I truly be original when I carry so many others along with me.

I am made up of those I have loved, those I respect and those that have harmed me, they are like tattoos on my being.  They reappear in memories and wave from the future as a warning or confirmation I am heading the right way.

Great writers, poets, thinkers, orators and philosophers inspire and teach us and they become us.  When we listen to or read something that sits well with us, we gladly invite it in, we give it time and we find it has comes to live with us, it remains.

I am not original but made up of those I admire, those that have taught me lessons and those who have shone a light on my path.


6 thoughts on “Original – DP”

  1. Fabulous post… I totally agree. We incorporate so many influences, good and bad, from others that shape us. That philosophy of containing the essence of many souls is a good antidote to loneliness I reckon ❤

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  2. I’m still thinking about those words!
    I think I’ll keep thinking about them for sometime..
    I mean, we can all be part of those who we encounter, including those who have hurt us..but then how would forgiving work in that case?
    Isn’t that supposed to erase the after taste of any hurt?

    Your words are deep..ill think about them and discuss them with some friends over the weekend and see what they say!

    Have a nice week✨💚

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    1. I think the scars from those that have hurt us remain with us always, so they must become part of who we are in a way. Lessons come in all sorts of ways. I will be interested to hear what your friends think 🙂 thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment 😊


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