We started the year learning to get over a bumpy patch in our relationship. It was so draining, and that annoying voice in me kept reminding me of all the reasons why I'd always thought I'd be better off alone. But we came out of it rather well, if I may say so myself. Still, you know how it is. When you're in the thick of things, you can't really see the forest for the trees.
And then all these other terrible things just kept happening.
Friends being lied to/cheated on
Politics at work
E's ex-student's bf passed away in a terrible accident
A's friend passed away in another accident
My friend lost her twins
How's all that for a little perspective?
Then again, I've also recently had a few friend getting married, giving birth, and getting engaged (congrats Kev and Chezza!). And I am still terribly proud of E and I for being able to communicate through adversity. It's hard to remember to be thankful though. It's hard to treat the tragedies as reminders to better our lives; to seize the day and reach out for the things you want now, today. All too often, we festinately leap into the atramentous waters reaching for a familiar abyss.
I think all we can do is to keep trying. And even if we stayed still, we'd soon see the light that smothers the darkness. Time sweeps the good and bad pass us like the dusting of sand across the desert.
Carpe diem. Carpe noctem. Carpe vita.