I write about my life and life itself seen through my eyes for who can write through the experiences of others if not their own?

Friday, June 20, 2008

366 Days - 21,960 hours

Time is damaging. Time is cruel; Time does not wait; time leaves us behind, it creates space for forgetfulness. It erases memories, it creates distance. It covers reality, it can change the past, it can change the good.

Time is benevolent; time heals, time allows forgiveness, creates space for new adventures. Time helps.

Time has no time. A day, a week, a year, it all depends on the need. A day is too long to wait for a child’s fever to break, a week is not enough to see an old friend, and so it goes.

But there are segments of time that associated with a calendar can by force of time change our feelings.

In a MADD meeting, a mother who had lost her son said that the first year was the worst. After the first year, although the void remains unfulfilled, other memories have been created.

It is no longer the first summer, it is no longer the first birthday, there is now a Christmas that already went by as a silent statement that life goes on.

A year changes everything. Promises are forgotten. Life goes on.

A year later...memories fade, summers are erased and sadness goes away.... A new memory will make its way in. Times passes and so life goes on. Gratefully.

A year later, life must resume. But sometimes, a year later a person might wish a year had not passed.

A year later we still remember...and so life goes on.....gratefully.