“Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.” – The Grey
2012: a year filled with a lot of events, whether they be bad or good, took place.
Some made us smile, such as the young boy who struggled with cerebral palsy, walked towards his father, or the polio-free year, was enough to bring tears to our eyes. But others, made us tear up for a whole different reason altogether. Newtown, or a young girl is shot for being opinionated, and Pakistani shootings, and among many others.
This has become more often, and it’s a disheartening thing. It seems these things will soon become mundane to us soon.
And hopefully, it will come to pass.
For me, last year was a year of trials, but then again, is it not for everyone? Our only difference is how we go about them. Do we choose to stand or do we choose to watch?
That’s why I’ve learnt that we must learn to live in the present, must not expect the future so briskly, and leave behind our past.
So far, 2013 has been a blessing.
Granted, I should remember each and every day as one, but as a meager human, we do not.
We – or more so myself, makes a bucket list of sorts, resolutions, that are never met. So why don’t we just do it? Are we afraid of the outcome? Are we afraid of living? Are we afraid of trying?
It’s time we actually do more. And I mean I, because it’s difficult. It’s hard to find yourself after a storm.
It’s hard to risk it. It hurts.
But it’s worth it.
As a great poet once said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost
I know we’re way past the end of 2012, but I hope all who seek their Great Perhaps finds it this year!