This time last year, it was raining while the dancing lights kept ablaze. And with cold fingers, I let the breeze seeped in. Since then, winter lives on in me. The snow burns, but it keeps me going; The heart bleeds, but it keeps on beating. The emerald against the blue tapestry. I will remember.… Continue reading A Year After
You can't always be somebody's 'forever'.
Sometimes you're just their 'summer' or their 'little while' ...
Sometimes not even that.
Sometimes the closest you'll get is their 'almost' or their 'maybe'.
And when they leave, the best you can hope for is to be their 'what if' or 'remember when' ...
Because you can't always be somebody's 'forever' ...
even if they were yours.
—The Saddest Truth of All
If you can't say you're hurt when you feel hurt, you're not family.
If you can't say you're happy when you're happy, you're not family.
A sweet and soft ice cream cone isn't enough to make a family.
Pain, happiness and love must be shared,
and you must endure all hardships in prayer until you can feel good together.
That's how we become a family.
You must be able to express your sadness
and be able to cry together to be a family.
You must be able to express your happiness
and be able to be happy for one another to be a family.
You must feel like you're under the same blanket no matter where you are.
You might think Blooming is the most beautiful moment. Personally, I think the whole point of this book is to make us feel comforted in whatever season and part of the cycle we are in. Ironically, there is solace in knowing that things change; that we are not going to stay sad and miserable all our life. And that goes for happiness, too. Life is fleeting. Make sure all moments count.
Why can't I write happy poems? I've realized that we want to get rid of sadness, so we write it down. It will be immortalized in words, sure, but it's a release nonetheless. On the other hand, we want to conceal happiness—inside us. Until we are filled with it. Maybe that's why Lang Leav said that "all sad people write".
This book is about embracing both the good and the bad. You can't get rid of the blackholes. They don't necessarily make the galaxy less beautiful. You can't get rid of the dangerous sea creatures, they are part of the beauty of the ocean. I have mentioned about Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa before. You can only know the true meaning of the most beautiful moments in life when you accept the fact that life is not always good; that there will always be bad things. But, that's all okay because there are always better days ahead.