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|"We may never pass this way again?"
I feel sad at times remembering all the wonderful people who have crossed my path, even walked along it with me for a short while.
Who would I be without them?
But our ways always part. Even when revisiting Taiwan, I realize many of the travelers I've met before aren't here. Some of the locals I've met again: Joseph, Allen, Jack (but not this time) and I've stayed in the same hostels in Jiufen, Tainan and Taipei. The hosts are still there. But...
...next time? And will there be a next time?
Aging has some benefits but the letting-go is challenging for me. I'm a dreamer, a futurist, with less future in front of me everyday. And some days I really feel it deeply.
I always meet new wonderful people that I miss... but I need to be thankful that I met them at all. I may never meet them again.
When we are young we falsely think we have all the time in the world. But that's an illusion. The truth? There is only today. Even our memories only exist because once they happened on a particular day when we were 'present'. And our dreams? They only become memories if we act on them.
So, I plan; I dream; I share what I can with those I deeply love.
I may never pass their way again.