A New Page, A New Post, A New Life Chapter, Embracing The Total Sum
Fifty two days prior and fifty two days after; I have read somewhere that these are the most powerful days surrounding a birthday. For me, fifty two happens to be my magical age this year. Fifty two equals seven in numerology. I am the seventh of seven siblings…..And on the seventh day, we know what God intended for us.
Notwithstanding, the year of 52 is a part of the definition of my existence. It reflects a position of ‘from whence I have arrived”. Years added to my calendar indicates another level of wisdom. In addition, it represents another level of life, and the full appreciation thereof. My appreciation extends to my mere existence, one afforded me by my parents; an existence that is uniquely mines. My appreciation extends to my loved ones; family, friends, my babies, and others who share my path.
My appreciation extends to sharing the total sum of me and my life experiences. The total sum of me includes my love for life, my love for good food, my love for writing, my love for my family and friends, my love for music, my love for nature, and my love for people; all sharing the circumference of my Pecan Tree.
The Total Sum
Take the total sum of your existence
Take the total sum of your life experiences
Measure them against a blue sky
Measure them against an ocean wide
Measure them against your principles
Measure them against the weight of the world
In this vast equation
Find the breakeven point
Solve for the algebraic solution
Substitute x for y
Which has full reign, x or y
How do you solve for apples and oranges
Is there ever a fair solution
For sometimes we like apples
Sometimes we prefer an orange
Sometimes, we have no choice
Sometimes, it is fine to seek balance
In the realms of the unknown
Sometimes, forced outcomes
Equate to living in a cage
Of numbers and endless possibilities
Will the equation ever be equal
Is there equilibrium
In a total sum
We solve for our true self
We have many variables
Experiences that define
The side of the equation
We want and may need to be on
Is defined by letting God
Manipulate the numbers to fit you
Both sides of the equation
Equate to life
My total sum is me.
I embrace the whole.
Celestine McMullen Allen