Life, no matter how hard we strive to try and control it will always be composed of ups and downs... Sometimes when we forget how it really is and go about our lives naive and willing victims, life comes along and slap our faces with hard to swallow realities and remind us where our feet should be planted -- firmly on hard dirty earth.
When life comes devastating our bloated up fantasies of false truths and pillars of unstable misconceptions, the world as we know it will always seem to crumble.
But give it some time, hold on to that banner, and don't throw down your sword yet. Let your tears fall, but face the scene with clenched fist. Remember that life is also a mystery. Full of strange twisted paths that are only revealed once travelled by. Allow yourselves to be blown away by that turbulent wind, knowing that sometimes things that claw deep into our flesh do not necessarily leave us wounded and scarred, but help us transformed into better, wiser persons. Still vulnerable, but stronger and able to love more.
Leave wounds behind, and let scars be filled with memories worth remembering.