People are like memories. They come and they go.
When they are gone, the only thing that is left is what you remember of them.
It’s so fragile what connects you to them, so easy to be lost.
That also stands for family.
You never really know how long or how short they will stick around you.
I’ll specify that with the parent example. Usually you come to life with two parents sticking by your side. Maybe brothers and sisters too. Even grand parents.
At your teen years you usually want them to disappear -just like that- so you can do as you please easy and happily.
But if they do, you change your mind in a heartbeat. You need them back.
As you grow older you want them to be around and be proud of you and your achievements, you draw strength and will from their love and you want them to stick around for as long as possible.
Maybe you don’t even realize that you can lose them. But it does happen. As we Greeks say “it can happen, even to the best families”.
Someday you phone rings and some doctor, officer or brother tells you that something went wrong, some diagnosis says what you thought you would never hear. Or what you wish you couldn’t bear to hear.
So people can be gone in a moment and there is absolutely nothing you can do… not even to save your loved ones.
Relationships you thought you would “have” forever are simply just for now.
If I drew a picture to describe that to you, I would draw butterflies.
They appear every spring coloring beautifully our environment and they disappear before you realize spring is gone. They only leave a picture in your head to remember them.
So ever since I realized that, I decided to spend more time with my beloved ones, to speak my heart and mind out loud, to laugh and hug them and to get as many memories as I can.
Unfortunately this theory is proving to be right.
It really doesn’t matter at all how much you need someone to be alive or how much you want him to be happy and in your life forever. There are moments we all want to play god… but this is just a mind trap right?
It can happen to anyone; actually it can happen to you.
Health is a tricky business. A huge gamble if you ask me. And the house always wins doesn’t it?