Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Not all relationships can withstand the onslaught of time and distance. Some are washed away like footprints on sand by waters of the ocean. Some melt like morning mist when touched by sunshine. Some are eroded like grains of sand by storms of time.
A very few endure like scriptures engraved on the surface of a rock.
It is said that every relationship is for a reason, a season or a life time.
Some people come into your life for a reason. These are people who come into your life when you are in trouble, when you are in need etc. They come; they serve their purpose and leave. Guardian angels!
Some come into your life for a season. They are people who come to you when you are alone and keep you company. They are also your classmates, roommates, college mates and friends who spend some time with you, give you happiness, give you memories and go their way as you go yours.
Some are for a lifetime. Your parents, your siblings; they could also be your best friends. Sometimes, you are introduced to certain people. Within twenty minutes of meeting them you feel you have known them from another life.
People come and people go. Unable to make a distinction, the heart goes through the roller coaster ride time and again. Excitement, togetherness, happiness and suffering. The heart wants to cling to everyone who touches it. It bleeds every time someone goes away. The first time, the pain is excruciating. The second time, it is a familiar pain. One fine day, you become numb. Nothing is felt.
One must learn to let go. “Set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours to keep. If it does not it was never meant to be”. Not everyone is meant to be there forever. If all of them were to stay, you would need a thousand hands to clasp them all.