You Are The Pen On The Pages Of Life
Life is like paper and we are the pen. A plain paper is this life that is waiting to be written upon because every waking day is a blank page that presents us with the opportunity to write on in the manner of what we desire to write. For some people, it’s very long and plenteous pages while others are not very lucky to have wide and full pages to display their prolific endowment.
The life we live is the ink writing on the pages of life. Every acts and actions we display at any moment are the letters and words that make sentences and subsequent paragraphs on the pages of life. Shouldn’t we be mindful of what we do and write on these pages because they are very conspicuous for all to read? Just like you will take a pause to think each time you hold a pen to scribble on a piece of paper, you should learn to take a pause to think about that act or action you’re about to display because it’s a chain reaction. You can’t afford to be inconsistent in your writing but that’s what happens if your writings are not linkable in any form. Doing that makes you like a child that is meddling with a pen on paper and you can be sure of what to read when he’s done- jargons! Is that what you’ll want your life to be? Same way, when you find it difficult, as a result of negligence, to write a readable sentence even when you have the right letters (acts) and words (actions) but have no link to form the simplest sentence because of your inconsistencies in what you do now and in the next minute, or you write in a language that is strange to your environment, everyone around will have no doubt than to tag you “jotter” where they can only take note and make occasional but less important writings on, and treat you same manner unlike if were a diary.
Consider this fact, inks are indelible on paper just like whatever you write on the pages of life are permanent- you cannot erase it, you can only correct it. Have you seen what a piece of paper with shaded jags on every part in the name of trying to erase or cover mistakes? Rough! That’s the term that will characterize such life when you waste your time tracing backward all the time in the attempt to clean up or better say, cover up your mistakes. Rather, you should move on in writing by doing what will remedy your previous error. This is why you cannot afford to mess up your pages. Take time to consider by proofreading every line and paragraph because they are the only precedents and foundation on which subsequent actions and behaviors will be built. The life you lived yesterday is simply what leads you to the one you’re living today.
Here’s one other thing to note; when the ink is out in every common and available pen, the remains that is; the casing become of no value than to be trashed or crushed. The quantity and quality of your ink is the only thing you have no control over because they are determined by the Maker but you have the absolute liberty to write what will either thrill or throw away the people around your life. Some people have wasted their ink on careless and non-profitable writings and it becomes unfortunate to see how the other pages and spaces of their life are wasted. What could have a brilliant piece of work will then turn out to be an incomplete and a simply wasted life not well lived.
We should also not forget that the entire usefulness of a pen is in the content- the ink it has. Someday the entire ink shall be used up; all spent and finished! What will remain will be the useless casing. What do you do with an empty casing? Trash it?! Yes, trashing is the end of the casing no matter how nice it is or looked. The body is trashed to the dust from where we come and we’ll return eventually. Nobody will remember how beautiful the case looked; everyone will quickly forget how gorgeous your face looked when you’re alive. It will no longer matter whether you were dark, brown, white or red in colour but all that will ever be remembered is what the ink has written; what life you have lived. The sentences and paragraphs you’ve composed with your acts and actions that will make up the story or novel is all that will be available for people to read and remember when you are gone but never forgotten.
Have you been writing good and making nice sentences all along? Congratulations to you because you are leaving a bestseller behind for people to read and be blessed with. But if you’ve have been writing so badly or making whether deliberate or unintended mistakes, don’t waste your time looking for cleaner to rub it off because inks are indelible. If you force an ink on paper to clean, you will unavoidably cause bruises on the paper of your life. Your mistakes are enough pain to bear, why making it more grievous and sour? Leave behind all the shading you’ve done to cover your errors and rather determine to turn a new leave on your page of life and move on writing entirely new things. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been writing before now but what you’ll begin to write as from now is what matter most.
Your life is the paper and the way you live is the pen that writes on the paper!