We’re all strangers
January 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
One day you meet a stranger.
A stranger that has the ability to color your world in a particular shade you don’t recognize. Suddenly much of your world becomes tinted in this strange color and you feel this stranger connects with you more than the people you’ve known your whole life. Seamlessly, this stranger adopts the role of family before you even realize it.
There aren’t many explanations for this strange phenomenon, but I’d like to believe that these people carry angels within them. Sent with a mysterious higher purpose, these angels will teach you lessons you were incapable of learning from others, and will protect you when your world seems to fall apart. You will never know the true intentions of these angels, but even if they come hand in hand with pain and suffering trust them anyways.
As most of your favorite childhood toys do, they come attached with a warning label- remember that as your love for this person progressively grows, they are not yours to keep. In time you will come to realize that their intention was never to save you, but teach you how to save yourself. Once this is fulfilled, the angel leaves its temporary residence in their body, and that person too exits your life.
One day you say goodbye to a friend.
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away
– Psalm 90:10