People that love us and whom we love back, truly never leave us. Those parts of them that we grew to adore stay embedded within us becoming part of our very own DNA. It’s the same thing with the friends that come into our lives and whom the lines between friends and family get disintegrated for. Even if tomorrow their day comes, they remain a part of our lives until we no longer have the capability to remember; sometimes that’s courtesy of death, and others it’s a courtesy of some disease that affects the brain. Still, we must learn that loving one another is a part of this road we call life, and that in life, as many loves will pass us by as we will leave behind.
And there’s no fixed rules on the way we see life
And there’s no fixed rules on the way we see life”
A couple of days ago I had a personal party for a life changing event in my own life. The people that I needed there were there, and sure, I wanted a few others that couldn’t make it, or that probably just didn’t really care to come, to be there, but I realized that day that everyone I needed to be there had showed up. It was also that day that I realized that family is such a broad term/word. Where some of us see family as only those related by blood, there are others that purely define family as only those people that would die for you, always be there to help you no matter how difficult or rough the situations get, and, who love you enough to spend their time with you. On that day I also realized that letting go of old friends who no longer seek you out, as well as family members and old lovers, is something I have to learn is o.k. to do.
Now is the day
Time to forget comes
Leave far away
Another day comes”
Sometimes people’s lives go in such different paths that you just find yourselves with zero in common, and that’s o.k. too. You shouldn’t be sad or upset that life has taken you in different directions—no. You should be excited and happy for them, especially if you ever told them that you have loved them because that is what love is—love is selfless happiness & excitement for those you say that you love. The excitement for them should derive from understanding and embracing the fact that they are about to embark on a journey that you probably will never be able to, and in essence, that is super exciting for anyone. Maybe someday they will come back and tell you all about it, and if you truly loved and love them, then all you have to do is be there to listen to their stories, smile, and enjoy where their journey took them.
Hey, pack your bags
I’ll take you somewhere
Don’t be afraid
I’ll always be there”
Soundtrack and words inspired by Talisco’s tune below, “Your Wish”, which this afternoon stood out to me in a mailbox full of loudly cloned EDM synths that just seem to all be trying way too hard. It was its own synergy between folk, electro and dance that became the breath of fresh air I needed in order to reflect on the lessons I was able to learn this past Sunday. Maybe something in it makes you reflect on lessons just learned too, because if we are learning, we are growing.