Fragility – Written Monday 1st June 2020 (Aged 45)


i do not think people –
should see themselves as fragile
in a box –
marked, ”handle with care”
nor should people see themselves as one half
with one half going spare
life is fragile
that is the truth
the situations, institutions, the fabrics of life –
are all fragile
and we are only ever, at best –
sort of convincing ourselves they are solid –
set in stone, in concrete –
steel girders and poles driven into the ground
but it is an illusion
and they are quickly revealed or exposed
leading to confusion, anxiety –
and fragility which too easily feels the cold
people feel fragile
in fact they are the constant
it is the world around them that remains reluctant –
to be anything other than fragile
so, please, please do not feel fragile
please do not feel like you cannot smile
it is the world around you –
not you that is truly fragile

James Garratt -Monday 1st June 2020

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