"Speak now or forever hold your peace."' the words said by priechers at the end of wedding ceremonies, right before the vows. it's a last chance for protest, a moment that makes everyone's heart race, and a moment I've always been fascinated by.
so many fantasize about about bursting into a church, saying what they held inside for years like in the movies. in real life, it rarely ever happens. Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life, saying the right thing at the right time is beyond crucial. So crucial in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately I've begun to fear more than that, is letting the moment pass without saying anything. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our lives, and looking back regretting the moments we didn't speak up. When we didn't say "I loe you", or when we should have said "I'm sorry". When we didn't stand up for ourseves or someone who needed help. Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you'll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you used intentionally to hurt someone. What you say might be too much for someone. Maybe it will come out all wrong and you'll stutter and walk away embarrassed, wincing as you play it all back in your head. But i think the words that you stop yourself from saying are the ones that will haunt you the longest. Say it to them. Or say it to yourself in the mirror. Say it in a letter you"ll never send or in a book someday a million people will read. I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying " I could have, but i didn't.." There is a time for silence. There is a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel and you so clearly know what you need to say, you'll say it. I don't think you should wait, i think you should SPEAK NOW.