We have time for everything.
We have time to sleep, to wonder around
to regret our mistakes and to make new ones
to judge others and to absolve ourselves
We have time to read and write
to correct what we have written, to regret what we have written
We have time to make plans and to disrespect them
We have time to dream and to give up on them later on.
We have time for ambition and illness,
to blame destiny and the situations of life
We have time to watch the clouds, commercials or to linger over facts of life
we have time to disregard questions and to postpone answers,
we have time to brake a dream and to reinvent it afterwards
we have time to make friends and lose them,
we have time to learn lessons and to forget them later
we have time to receive gifts without understanding their significance.
We have time for everything
Except for a little bit of affection.
We die before we managed to show some affection.
I learned a few things in life that I would like to share with you!
I learnt that you cannot make somebody love you
All you can do is to be a lovable person.
The rest depends on others.
I learnt that no matter how much I care
the others might not care.
I learnt that it takes years to earn trust
and only a few seconds to lose it.
I learnt that it does not matter WHAT you have in life
but WHO you have in your life.
I learnt that charm is good and usefull for around about 15 minutes
afterwords, it is better you are also knowledgeable.
I learnt that you should not compare yourself with what others can do better
but with what you can do yourself.
I learnt that it is not what happens to people that matters
but what I can do to help with their situation that does.
I learnt that no matter how you split
all things have always two sides.
I learnt that you should always depart from loved ones with kind words
As it might be the last time when you see them.
I learnt that you can continue for a long time
After you said you couldn’t do it anymore.
I learnt that the peole who do what is needed at the time it is needed despite the consequences
Are the real HEROES.
I learnt there are people who love you
but they do not know how to show it.
I learnt that when I am upset I have the right to be upset
but not the right to be mean.
I learnt that true friendship can withstand distance
The same is true for real love.
I learnt that if somebody does not love you the way you would like them to
it does not mean that they do not love you with all their heart.
I learnt that no matter how good a friend you have
he will still hurt you from time to time
and you need to forgive hime for that.
I learnt that it is not always enough to be forgiven by others
sometimes you need to learn to forgive yourself.
I learnt that no matter how much you suffer
the world will not stop for your pain.
I learnt that your past and circumstances might influence your personality
but YOU are the only one responsible for what you become as a person.
I learnt that when two people fight does not mean they do not love each other
and that if they do not fight, this does not prove they love each other either.
I learnt that sometimes you must think more about the person
and less about his deeds.
I learnt that two people could look at the same thing
and see two totally different things.
I learnt that people who are honest with themselves
no matter the consequences, do better in life.
I learnt that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don’t even know your name.
I learnt that when you think you have nothing left to give
You will still find the energy to help a friend in need.
I learnt that writing just as much as talking
can calm the passions of the soul.
I learnt that the people that you love the most
are taken away from you too early…
I learnt that it is very difficult to know how to draw the line in between
being nice, not hurting people and remaining truthful to yourself.
I learnt to love
so I can be loved in return.
(by Octavian Paler
translated from Romanian by d.)