Mind the gap

between

What you think you should look like

and what your body is.

 

Between

what you thought you thought you would be,

and who you are now.

 

Between

what you thought love was

and how it is daily, between the dishes and the washing machines.

 

Between

the kind of parent you were going to be

and the tears and the screams.

 

Between

the kind of kids you dreamed of

and the kids you have.

 

Between

the one big way you thought you’d change the world,

and the tiny, daily, unnoticed things.

 

Between

who you think he or she should be,

and who they are in reality.

 

Between

What your head says,

and what your body and heart communicate.

 

Between

What society expects of you,

and who you know yourself to be.

 

Between

What you want,

and what you need.

 

Between

your words,

and your deeds.

 

Between

what you know to be true for you,

and how like to please other people.

 

Between

The wordly treadmill of 9 to 5,

and what you want to do before you die.

 

Mind the gap indeed,

for the bigger the gap,

the bigger the fall,

the bigger the pain.

 

 

[thank you Jon Lydon for yet another stunning photo]