Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Peeping Toms and Janes

I wish we could take a peek of what the future will be.

Yes, there would be lesser suspense, and lesser moments spent pondering on a lot of things like, if your presidential bet will win the race, or if you would end up with the object of your desire, but I guess, there would also be lesser pain, a distant possibility of being hurt if you know ahead of time that you will never end up in each other's arms. As for that presidential bet, we would all - voters and candidates - learn the art of not expecting too much. Probably the candidate would choose not to join the race at all.

If we could take a peek of what the future will be, we would know what we will become while we are younger, and where we will be in the future. The only thing left for us to figure out is how to get there and become that person we know we were destined to be. We would know better if we should make a certain move now or not at all. Our decisions would be more intelligent, and probably we would stand by them with more conviction because we have already foreshadowed the outcomes of these decisions.

I really wish we could take a peek of what lies ahead. Now, I could only wish I saw all these hurt coming, so that in the past, I would have readily taken another road, instead of the one I am treading in now.

But life, they say, is about taking risks, enjoying the ride, and savoring the surprises - both pleasant and not-so-pleasant ones - that come along the way. And add to that, life is about learning the lessons too. With this recent not-so-pleasant experience, I feel like striving to become the living example of the adage, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

That gives me a sense of comfort as of the moment, and rekindles my flickering enthusiasm to immerse myself into this - to borrow fellow blogger Ligaya's words - adventure of life. What is even more heartwarming is the ultimate presence of family, friends, and the significant other, who, more than their words make me feel that they are willing to stand by me, and that I am still loved, no matter what. You all know who you are. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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