Everyone Has a Story
By Ashley Ward
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Enlightened, because she made me realize how beautiful uninhibited love really is — this little girl didn’t know me, yet was eager to share her heart. I was inspired because I too want to have eyes that pierce straight to the good of a person, and a desire to give an eager glance of love to a stranger. Yet I was still a little saddened because I know that we were once perfect humans keen to love liberally. But I also know that as we get older, that love is often shadowed by a wall of amassed hate and distrust, preventing us from doing what we so naturally did before.
Although this realization makes me blue, I’m still inspired and encouraged because I see pure love penetrate the wall of sin and pain through little packages of missing teeth and joyful eyes.
I left that place with a new ambition to make silly faces with the rest of the world, and to entice them to do the same — to be as children, and love.
Ashley Ward writes from eastern Washington. All rights reserved © 2011 StoryHarvest.org. Click here for content usage information.