18 October 2011

Topical Tuesday: Light up the Darkness

Light up the Darkness

When I was a little girl, the world seemed bright with endless possibilities. I didn't comprehend the magnitude of living in the 1980's South Bronx .  Then during my teen years, the storm clouds rolled in, the days turned to gray and the nights became tumultuous.  From my father's drug abuse to my mother's mental illness, the uncertainty of my future was unbearable.  Living in poverty did not help much either.  However, it allowed me to keep in perspective what I value most: love from family, friends, a role model who cared and most of all, learning to love myself unconditionally.   

Drabble- a story told in exactly 100 words.
The image above can be found at Wikimedia Commons.


Jan Morrison said...

Thank you, Chary. Think I'll paste this above my desk...it is just the inspiration I need.

Unknown said...

Aww Jan *hugs* thanks for the compliment.

Hart Johnson said...

This is great, Chary. You are inspiring, you know. You grew up with a lot more obstacles than most of us, and here you are: amazing.

Natasha said...

You are an inspiration, Chary. A huge one.

Cruella Collett said...

Those are probably the wisest 100 words ever published on this site, Chary. Thank you for sharing that!

Amber T. Smith said...

*hugs Chary* Everyone needs a Chary in their lives. *nods*

Unknown said...

@Hart- Thanks. It's funny you mention inspiring because this was inspired by a student who is going through the same trials that I did. I think I'll let her read it tomorrow.

@Rayna- Thanks. *blushes*

@ Cruella- Your welcome. It's been some time since I've written and I wanted to get the emotion and meaning just right. Thanks.

@ Tundiel- Awwwwwww. *glomples* I'm happy to have all of you as a part of my life. :D