Of all the girls tossing rocks at your window, I’ll be the one waiting there even when it’s cold
“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’.” - Audrey Hepburn
I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the must is not taking a moment to say goodbye
I’ve heard it’s said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn. And we are lead to those who help us most to grow if we let them, and we help them in return.
One day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before, like a switch has been flickered somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is…. Suddenly the only person you can imagine yourself with.
“As I write this letter, the ocean breeze feels cool on my skin. The very ocean is soon to be my grave. They tell me I will die a hero; that the safety and honor of my country will be the reward for my sacrifice. I pray they are right. My only regret in life is never telling you how I feel. I wish I were back home. I wish I were holding your hand. I wish I were telling you that I have loved you, and only you, since I was a boy. But I am not. I see now that death is easy; it is love that is hard. As my plane dives I will not see the face of my enemies, I will instead see your eyes, like black rocks frozen in rain water. They tell us that we must scream “bansi” as we plunge into our target; I will instead whisper your name and in death, as in life, I will remain forever yours.” - letter written by Hiroshi Takahashi; Japanese kamikaze in WWII
‘He’s a painter. He’s a baker. He likes to sleep with his windows open. He never takes sugar with his tea. And he always double-knots his shoelaces.
So when he asks “You love me. Real or not real?” I say. “Real.”’
I had always thought that, that simple quote was something of believing in yourself and never doubting what you already knew was true. Keep your head up high, and you can prove everyone wrong. Of course, that’s still a great way to look at it, but something - what it is, I can’t quite put my finger on - was nagging at me that possibly, there was an underlying meaning to this beautiful saying. They play off one another, the words. “Braver” and “believe” - if you are brave, then you do believe, in whatever you’re pursuing. “Stronger” and “seem” - strength doesn’t have to be only in the physical means of yourself, but being mentally strong may weigh out the guy in the spot light who can lift over three hundred pounds. “Smarter” and “think” - alright, that may or may not be a contradiction. Still calculating.
Maybe all of this crazy, inspirational stuff happens when I *think* I’m being smart when in reality, I’m simply getting ahead of myself, and am acting a bit narcissistic (I’m no Tony Stark, though). Still, I think that Christopher Robin had a point. Something a bit more deep than telling his best friend that he was underestimating himself.
True friends don’t just die out like that. And neither does a great mind like that. So don’t let yours go to waste at some vulgar comment. Because remember, you’re braver than you believe.