Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

Lilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

30 March 2011

A Friend In Need is A Friend Indeed

The saying 'No Man Is An Island' makes one think of how enlightening it must have been for the main characters of the movie 'Cast Away' and the novel of 'Robinson Crusoe'.  In contrast to a friendship, a person's acquaintance is rarely put to the same test of a true friendship, which requires time to nurture, in order for it to be everlasting.  Furthermore, the beauty of a friendship is its kindred spirit that does not limit the bond to exist just between people, but can also be extended to other living beings as well.

What matters most is that friendship allows us to deeply relate to one another straight from our hearts and minds in the ways of our God given five senses of sight, sound, smell, touch and even in taste.  Amazingly in silence or in distance, we would sometimes still be able to anticipate the likes and dislikes of the one we would regard to be as a friend.  This however would greatly depend on the unique circumstances or fragile origins of the friendship, as well as how it is left to naturally develop over a certain span of time.

So for as long as we are blessed with as many friendships in our lifetime, it is a chance that must not be missed or taken for granted.  Perhaps if not in the form of mass media or online text, friendships are the means to carry our very existence in a way that has brought upon some form of happiness and meaning to the lives of others.  With more and more relations being fostered based on true friendships, renders our name to be cherished whole-heartedly in the memories of all those we love and have lost. 

29 March 2011

Love Does Hurt as Much as it Brings Us Joy

I've always heard that 'Nothing Lasts Forever', but have always pictured it to be taking place in a time still far far away. For those who are blessed with a normal and pleasant love life, there are truly plenty of those who experience the feeling of love and to be loved in painful ways.  I remember as a child, where our love for our parents was all that we know of.  We were not even aware that for some of us, children without parents would have to find and fight for love from an early start, and make the best of it for as long as possible.

The love that we allow our hearts to give or receive, can be as sincere or superficial as we would want it to be, whether we realize it or not.  It can be shaped within our realm of control or otherwise, and may range in forms of material possessions, to activities and towards people (being the most complex from of Love).  The frightful aspect of Love, is that Love Cuts Both Ways.  This means that the more we love something, the more painful we will feel when we lose it.  However if we love something less than we were supposed to, we will be filled with much regret when realization surfaces at a time when it is too late to matter.

One thing is for sure, Love is a unique gift which is there for us to fill our lives with its pleasures, more than its sorrows.  But in order to experience this, one must be willing to sacrifice a tremendous amount of effort in order to deserve such Love, but simultaneously prepare oneself for that unpredictable time, which comes to reclaim that something we hold so dear to our hearts.  Hence Love is the natural principle in life that makes us simultaneously want to live forever and yet look forward to living just long enough until we have made amends with the things or people in which we will eventually have to leave behind.