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I am leaving, please don’t cry…

May 24, 2010

“When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence.”

Kahlil Gibran

You are leaving for a trip. 6 months, far away from home.

It’s clear, your family and friends don’t want you to leave:

Why so far away? Why this long? ”

Next scene.

You are at the train station. Hugging your family.

Wavin’ to your friends. People start crying.

You start to doubt, did I make the right decision?

Do I really want to leave the people I care about the most?

The train, ready for departure.

Once you get on the train to start your journey, things suddenly change.

Your dear friends and family stopped crying.

Do your eyes betray you? No. They are checking their watches!

They mumble to each other:“The train is not on time. When will it leave?”

Are you kidding me? Minutes ago they could not bear the idea of me leaving.

Now they are checking watches, wondering why the train doesn’t depart!

Don’t cry for me…

This story is just fun, although recognized by many of you for sure!

Leaving doesn’t always have to be an emotional thing.

As the quote is saying, the things you forgot you love the most, will be clearer in its absence.

The pain of someone leaving can really hurt. But it is also the evidence of your love and care for this person.

And though departure might hurt, for the one leaving, consider it the start of a new adventure, a new experience.

Life is always moving on.

Mt. Fuji, Japan


From → Observations

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