Life is not only what you see or make of it now. There is so much more to it than that. If you fail to consider this, than I say you and your life is forfeited. Expired.
People come from all walks of life. This fact I'm sure we're aware of. Yet, we always inevitably, unavoidably not make anything out of it. How often in one day have we pass by persons great and great, brush by persons special and unique and not realise the sparkle of their character? The inner beauty they carry within and without?
People forget. I am part people. Therefore, I too forget. But my tendency to not remember be damned! I have met, in such quick succession too, people of note and standing (though not that which is often acknowledge or noticed by society) and for that I am immensely grateful.
Call me selfish, call me stingy, I will try to keep them for myself. Trophies earned are trophies prized. And friends are the best trophies one can or ever will earn :)
These trophies are not unlike a part-finished doll. They carry defects and rough edges, a work of art partly finished, partly unformed. However, unlike a doll, these trophies grow and change, they adapt and once you learn, you learn to see that you yourself are not that different.
Imagine us, living atop shelves dusty and battered, rows after rows of tattered dolls, each holding another's not-so-soft hands, each day sewing the other, closing differences, mending faults - all in order to be perfect - but never becoming whole.
Then, one day, you find yourself tripping from the tiny foothold you've had had for years past.
Falling... Falling... Falling away from your kin...
But at peace with yourself, at peace with the rest. Because you know, and you just know, that though you look much the same as the first day we first met, they - they who sew you with threads of their flesh - are now a part of you. Blended within you. And you? A part of them.
In that final moments before you hit the ground face-first, we both pray:
"We pray for our sorrows to end, and hope that our hearts will blend. Now I will step forward to realise this wish. And who knows: starting a new journey may not be so hard, or maybe it has already begun. They are many worlds, and they share the same sky - one sky, one destiny"