Timid, my heart still manages to find the courage to humbly ask me to greet you on the day you were born. I stare blankly at the wall, holding my phone with shaking fingers. I gather letters, thoughts, and courage. To wish you the world that you deserve. Whole, colourful, and yours. Trot its map as a conqueror of sights and horizons, and leave a piece of you at every spot of the globe that you discover. You won’t get lost, I promise you!
Love undeniably and be loved even more so. Meet different people with different fates. Listen to their stories. You never know when they will stand by your side and support you.
Should you ever feel smaller than a grain of sand, should you lose the path of happiness, don’t be sad. Look for the sea. It heals everything. Invisible wounds and broken dreams. Confide your fears to the big blue and let them go with the waves. Keep the summer in your heart even when winter is trying to sneak its way to your soul. Don’t give in to it. You are stronger. You are stronger than you have ever imagined.
Be brave, but don’t be afraid of being hurt. Trust is the only type of gambling that is worth betting on. Everything.
The more love you give, the more you are going to receive. But not equal parts and not immediately. Love is a self-willed wild cat, but it, too, needs a keeper. Yours will find you as soon as you are ready to meet and keep it in your life.
Find your peace, know forgiveness and learn to forget everything that is meant to go. Believe in fairy tales, in wonders, in everything that you yourself are – magic.
Happy birthday, magic boy.
I hold my phone wanting to greet you on the day you were born.
But not for me.
Text: Alexandra Tosheva