Beautiful images of Diwali celebrations, also known as the “festival of lights”.
📷: Ania Blazejewska/Getty Images
Getty Images | iStock Ambassadors
That’s what everyone wants
Someone to ride with ‘em
Someone to fight for them
Someone to stand tall beside them
Not just in the heat of battle but
At the victory table
Glasses held high
Speech authentically long winded
We just want someone that will not only judge our failures
But not overstate of triumphs
Because there is deceit on either end
We want to feel the melody of love
We want to experience the exuberance of pain
And come back stronger and more endearing again and again
Just to ride with me
Even when I fall to my knees in momentary defeat
Arms encasing the shards of my agony
If but for a moment
If but for a few moments
Someone can fight for me
Give me a break from holding us up, keeping us together, making us a way
Just to fight for me, to be the glue, to be the protector, to shift the table to nature my wounds
And never let go
And when I emerge renewed
They still riding
That’s all I really want, I mean that’s all anyone could ever ask for
Stand for me when I don’t have the will to stand for myself
Hold on and never let go
And never let go
“Our perceptions of what is possible are often shaped by what we see: Positive imagery can have direct impact on fighting stereotypes, creating tolerance, and empowering communities to feel represented in society,” Getty said in a statement.
More than wanting to admit it we find ourselves journeying on the path that best fits where we are. We move forward on what appears to be the natural progression of our steps. More often than not we fight the good fight and struggle through the baby steps in hopes of honoring our Nia so we end up on the other side of success.
And to that end I say, again, to you, to me…. Be whoever it is you need to be to fight the battle of self victoriously.
We are not always courageous.
We are not always forthcoming.
We don’t always move with clarity.
We tend to be hesitant.
We tend to be skeptical.
We find ourselves engaging in petty-cake.
We don’t save some for ourselves.
We give until we’re thin.
We allow folks to become heavy.
Need to pause and make sure the juice is worth the squeeze.
The signs won’t always be blatant. They will appear subtly at best.
Don’t ignore your intuition to stay in your warm and fuzzy place!
Be bold. Be defiant. Be audacious.
As long as you’re still experiencing those moments of inhale…exhale there’s an opportunity to alter the course.
Allow yourself to BE who you NEED to be to honor your truths as your fight victoriously.
And In All Things I Leave You Love
“We are committed to showing British fashion at it’s best, and taking the country’s talent – from iconic, heritage brands to promising emerging talent – to an even broader international audience.” – Lisa Marie Rae, Director of Entertainment EMEA at Getty Images.
via Business Insider 📷: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Contributor