The trick about life

“The trick I’m learning about life is that there is no trick.

You just have to keep running, or walking, or crawling, until you come out on the other side.

And one day, you realize, from a place of both terror and relief that the other side doesn’t even exist.

It sounds really beautiful metaphorically, but, literally, it simply isn’t there.

We are always on both sides of everything we have ever experienced. We can take 10 steps forward and be brought 20 steps back in a matter of hearing the first chord of a certain song on the radio. I thought the work I was doing would help me get to some other side of all of this, but I’m learning in patience that the work just helps me find peace with where I am.”

-Macalie Hutt