#100DaysOfBlogging Day 14
“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami
Life isn’t plain sailing. One might want it to be. We want it to be happy, without worries to break our head. But that’s wishful thinking. There’ll be storms that we enter, where the waters become rough, and we have to hold on to what we can. Not just to weather it and move through it. At times, it’s just to hang on and not go overboard.
While we may sail the ship alone, it helps if there are others nearby. They might be sailing through storms of their own. Or just be co-travelers on our journey. It may be their kind words, or just holding our hands when we slide toward the edge. But their support at that time helps a lot. It gives hope when the storm seems to be hopeless.
They say friends who are there in our happiness but not our sadness, they aren’t friends at all. Maybe that’s why. It’s easy to put on a mask, and pretend to be someone we aren’t. But the storm tears all those masks and brings out who we are. And them being there during that storm means they are there for the person we are. That’s something, isn’t it?
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 6th October 2016)