A few weeks ago I started reading and listening to Mathew McConaughey’s autobiography called Greenlights which he penned at 50 reflecting on his personal life and career. This is my humble take on it.
Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart.
You can be easily recruited, you’re heaven sent. Your smile put me at ease, you’re the woman I need, but where is she?
Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands and perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to take risks and take the road less travelled so to speak.
We are all working from the same dog-eared script. At best our choices are half chance and life is short, you can’t afford to miss a day over someone else.
I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
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