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?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In Your Absence

This guy had been with the Company a long time. He knew the in and outs and all the short cuts that worked. When he announced his resignation we all stood there in awe; how.were.we.going.to.function???

For a long time we didn’t think we could. He knew a lot, we were used to him handling different issues, and we had taken a back seat in many of the decisions mostly because he was around and he could do it.

It was hard. Little by little we started mastering the intrinsic areas of what had been his job and eventually we managed it without a flaw.

One day our Manager made an announcement, our friend and long gone coworker was coming back home. HOORAY!!!

He had left because he had not liked much of what had been around but he was back and we were happy. But within weeks we realized the void he left had been filled and he was no longer needed. And within weeks, he realized the reasons why he left were still standing.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Once close enough we realize why it didn’t work out in the first place.

Absence is like a bucket of water. If you put your hand in and remove it, it will cause turmoil but after a while the water will resume its calmness.

We all struggle with absence when something good leaves. But after a while we realize we can function on our own and the reason why that person is no longer in our lives is a good reason.

Leave it alone.