Life is Not Forever

Life is Not Forever

The last time you met up with friends did you take a group selfie? As human beings we like to hold onto happy moments. I know some of us old romantics have a box filled with old knick-knacks, old tickets, postcards, albums. With the pandemic still in the air (quite literally) there’s something reassuring about these things.

In my box I’ve got a stack of very odd letters. They’re handwritten letters given to me by somebody I would see near enough every single day. There is something odd and rather sweet about being given letters by someone you’re stood right next to. Though the more I’ve thought about it the more sense it makes,; I guess even when we are happiest we know moments are not forever, and as soft human things we try our best to make them last.

Life is not forever and that’s why we try so hard to hold on.

Though there is a beauty in letting go, if instead of choreographing the photo we spent time just being present, we might get a little more joy out of life. But more than that, if instead of holding on to memories we spent time thinking of how we can give. How we can give  kindest, comfort, love in ways that keep giving even when we’re not there.

My freind gave me beautiful letters which will stay with me,  filled with advice, moral support and observations about the world. Imagine what you can give? Imagine who you can help? Imagine you’re the butterfly and the whole world can change on the back of your wing.

????????? ??????; ???? ? ????????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ? ??????? ?ℎ????.

‘????? ??? ℎ?? ??? ????ℎ?, ?ℎ?? ℎ? ?? ?????? ?? ?ℎ? ?????? ??? ?ℎ? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ℎ?? ????.’

– ?????? ?????????

‘?ℎ?? ?ℎ? ℎ???? ????? ????, ℎ?? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ?ℎ???: ??????? ???????, ?????????? ?????????, ?? ? ???ℎ????? ?ℎ??? ?ℎ? ????? ??? ℎ??.’

-????ℎ?? ??ℎ????? (???ℎ)

Courtesy of @rhylreminders

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