Life is so short. You begin to realise what that could mean, with all its complexity, only as you age. The human body is fragile, and cannot beat time. As you age, you grow weaker, lose the elasticity, lose your stamina, depend on medication, what not!
However, the life that you have from the time you are born till death takes you away somewhere else, you have an excellent stay on Earth.
When you acknowledge that, life seems to draw richness, meaningful, and an invaluable gift you want to live to its fullness.
It becomes important to make connections, respect one another, take in the beauty of nature, bite into crumbs of food and savour the taste, forget the past, embrace yourself and love from within.
Loss can be a painful experience and hardly shareable. What one's loss means is very unique and unexplainable to another. It is overwhelming to imagine how one derives the resources to cope with loss. Be it a broken relationship or a parted soul. However humans are resilient by nature. They thrive on reasons and perseverance. It is amazing what one can endure in one's lifetime. If only we value life when we see it, to its fullest, how different the world will be! Every living thing is such a purposeful addition to this planet. Their mere presence alters the experience one has. When life is that powerful why do we fail to acknowledge it? Where does one get the arrogance to stand on top of everything and focus just on self?
I want to remind myself and you as well that love and relationships should be ok top of everything. I want to warn that if we fail to acknowledge and embrace life when we have an opportunity to, we may never get a second chance at it. Live life fully and respect one another with all your heart.
At this point in time, as I write this, I feel very sad that I am away from a dear friend. I would have liked to be around her and share this moment and day of her life, standing shoulder to shoulder.
This friend is such an inspiring person. Be it taking life head on, or braving up to face the adversities thrown at her, creating and sustaining relationships, navigating through the untrodden paths with courage and smile. She is such a unique person and I can only imagine the power she gained from her own family to be who she is.
I am hopeful that your dad is so proud of you and will continue to shower his blessings on you and your family. He might be gone physically but he lives and shines through you and A. He has left a legacy in you and I am sure that you will surpass all his expectations and sublime heights of success and gain peace.
Your composure has always inspired me, and my dear friend, you will continue to be as strong as you always have been, if not more. But be aware that if you need a shoulder to lean on, a mirror to stare at, a room to be quiet, or a wall to bang on - I am just a call away and always waiting to hear from you. Today and all through.
Uncle we believe that you are happy wherever you are. I promise to make myself available to the precious women you have taken care of and participate in their journey of life. You will be missed. But we know you will shine through the stars and keep a tab on us all.
Lots of love and prayers.