Right Here (a poem)

Holding

It together

For reasons

I barely

Understand.

Taking steps,

Moving forward,

Yet remaining,

Never feeling

Satisfied.

What would

Become

Of me

If…

I threw my hands

Up in the air

And ran?

What would

Become

Of you?

Something better?

Something worse?

Or simply more

Of the same?

I don’t know,

So here I stand;

Holding

It together

For reasons

I barely

Understand.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre
3 of 26 books in 2014

There are only two books I can admit to reading more times than I literally can remember and Jane Eyre is one of them. Every single time I have picked up this book, I am pulled into her world and feel all the pains and pricks that she encounters in the same hearty way that I felt them the very first time I read her story.

I usually abhor romantic stories (especially modern day love stories). Jane Eyre is different, though. It has a dark edge to it that reminds us that life is not easy, especially where love is concerned. Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre are less beautiful (even ugly and plain), their path less rosy and the desire to see them  happily together so much more intense.

There is no pretty bow or sunset ending. Just the story of two very different people, with parallel hearts, who were destined to find each other, lose each other and come together again in the most unexpected way.

Sigh. I could open to the beginning page and happily start again…however, seeing that I am only on book 3 and it is nearly the end of March (as well as the next book that I have started is much longer) I will put Jane Eyre to the side and pick it up another day, I am sure.

Writing and Photographs. All mine.

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