Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Angel Down

The year of traveling the world is almost coming to a close. 

As I sail around the mediterranean seas and visit so many countries and places I have never seen in my life, I am continuing to tick things off of my bucket list. 

It's strange to think that in the last year of my life, a boy who has only ever travelled to go on holidays, has managed to visit approximately 20% of the world in just one year. 

One recent highlight for me was visiting the Leaning Tower Of Pisa.

However it wasn't just because I got to see this spectacular monument, there is something next to it that has left a more significant impression on me.

For those of you who have never visited the Leaning Tower Of Pisa i'll break down for you what it's like.

  1. No matter where you walk you are ruining someones photo
  2. There are more cameras than people there and there is usually thousands and thousands of people there
  3. You will have to fight through crowds and crowds of people and be incredibly patient to get the photo that you want

But like I said, there was something next to it that made a bigger impact on me.

Just next to the leaning tower is a statue of a fallen angel. 

He lays upon the grass. His legs have disappeard. His head has smashed open.

But his wings are in tact. 

As he lays there, he is forced to gaze upon this piece of archetectual brilliance towering above him. 

Most people come to see that instead of traveling to see the fallen angel.

Yet his wings are still in tact. 

He is broken, cast aside and almost a second thought to most people there.

But his wings are still in tact.

It may just be a monument and a statue to some people but to me, it's symbolic meaning is something far greater. 

Broken body, but his wings are potential to soar and to fly are still there.

Someone once told me that it's okay to feel like shit. It's okay to let your guard down. It's okay to be human. It's okay to be a fallen angel. 

I haven't posted in a very long time because quite honestly I just haven't felt particularly great or motivated.

I write to inspire and I haven't felt very inspired myself. 

But when I look back at the pictures I took of this fallen angel and I think about the feelings I got when I stood by and looked upon it....I realise that this person it right.

Life sometimes hands you a big heaping pile of shit and disappointment is a huge part of life that we all have to face. We will all, at some point, be the fallen angel.

Life is never easy, no matter which path you take but with a little faith, a little self-belief, a little motivation, you can go a long way.

Your wings will always remain in tact no matter how broken, defeated, upset, unmotivated or shit the rest of you may feel. 

You can fly again. 

- Harry