You know that feeling when you walk into somewhere new, where everything is pristine clean, and you’re washed over with a sense of freshness and purity? That sensation that everything is untouched, sparkling clean?
That excitement may be short- or, more rarely, long-lived, but the reality is that it doesn’t last.
With usage, comes the wear and tear of whatever initially seems brand new.
The same is true for the human spirit at times.
When we’re young, we’re often naïve, full of life, passion, optimism and idealism. All virtues which slowly deteriorate as we realise how the world truly works, how people try to exploit each other to the utmost, how most don’t really care about your wellbeing, how personal interests outweigh compassion.
As we grow older and mature, we acknowledge that the pristine cover doesn’t really last. But we’re lucky if we can keep our souls intact in the process.
Also part of Your Daily Word Prompt