I don’t believe in any higher power. I also don’t believe in fate or destiny. However, I often find myself asking “why did that have to happen?” or “why me?” when it’s so unnecessary to do so. Things just happen, we just are, and life just is. I got this tattoo as a reminder of that. The words are from a passage in the book, A Million Little Pieces by James Frey:
“It lets me see what my life is in simple terms, it simply is what it is, and I can deal with my life on those terms. It is not complicated unless I make it so. It is not difficult unless I allow it to be. A second is no more than a second, a minute no more than a minute, a day no more than a day. They pass. All things and all time will pass. Don’t force or fear, don’t control or lose control. Don’t fight and don’t stop fighting. Embrace and endure. If you embrace, you will endure.”
Shit is going to happen, so if I embrace that, I will endure the shit.
Done by Sandy at Ed’s Heritage in Salem, NH.