I hope this life decides to be kind to you,
I hope it rings your bells and sets off
fireworks in your name.
I hope you’re a fucking light show.
But if my hopes fall short
and you are left in the dark,
I hope you know you are loved,
and I hope you know
that there is no brighter light
than the one that fought its way
through the darkness,
to sit on the shores of a turbulent world
before making its way up
that long spiral staircase
to call our light home.
– Nicole Lyons