Author of My History

It's oft said that history is written by the victors. As such, I decide I'm always the victor in that living record that those around me witness. The chapters of my life each have a beginning and end - each also with challenges and opportunities. It is the product of a blind mind to think that each chapter does not result in decay on the one hand, or growth on the other. Just as the tree gains new rings around its trunk, so do I gain a new layer of experience that slows down my reactionary self to instead remember the rays of light around me.