Sunday, April 5, 2009

You know life must goes on


All of us have friends and neighbors. Some of them are very close and dear to us. Good friends and neighbors are hard to find, but when you have them you will not easily let go. But the fact is that as you grow in years, many have left you. Some have left the world, others have travel far, and still others have become less close than before or have become your worst enemies and nightmares. You have painted beautiful pictures of friendship when you were young, but now they are only fade memories of those cherished times. Those memories hurt but you know life must goes on.

You have endearing stories to tell about your families and relatives. You are really close with your parents, your granny and grandpa, your uncles and aunties, your great uncles and great aunties, your nieces and nephews, your cousins and the rest of the families. You speak proudly of them and your can relate many incidents of them splashing through your life. You are touched to the core, and even moved to tears every time you think of them who are far and gone, and who never want to get close to you anymore. Those memories hurt but you know life must goes on.

Yah, children do grow up fast and leave home. They are now busy with their studies and their careers. They are now married and having children to take care. They are now always on the move and you can hardly see them except on rest days and holidays. You miss them and you can't wait to see them and speak to them. And you hope it'll be soon. Waiting for someone dear to appear and speak to you can be very taxing. You go through the family albums many times and you mumble to yourself. It takes patience to listen to you mentioning them by names when you become emotional and restless. Those memories hurt but you know life must goes on.

And so I sat on a long bench dwelling on the memories of my late mother who always had fond memories of everyone she knew. And I remembered she mentioned everyone by names, by their dates of birth and their places of stay....

5 comments:

Salute said...

Awesome post...it really touched my heart. Sometimes the only thing left is pictures and memories.

Vanity's Child said...

very touching..
great blog, keep it up!

Phoenix2Life said...

Of course...this is empty nest syndrome. I have very recently heard from one of my friend that his mother has stopped working on their garden as her children has moved far away from her. He has mentioned that while my wife has choosing spring flower trees for our garden. I can co-relate this feeling. Very sensitive and thoughtful observation of the life.

Ratty said...

A wonderful story. It takes me back to my own memories of family and friends.

rainfield61 said...

Good writing and sentimental. Love and memory are forever everlasting no matter how old we are.