Whenever, I’m surrounded by people, I find myself engulfed in a sea of raw emotion. People get replaced by beating hearts. Each beating heart, probably, witnesses a thousand (or more) emotions — in a lifetime. It’s surprising, the way our minds cave in to emotion and leave reason behind. For an observer, on the outside, the experience can be overwhelming. You might want to avoid any form of participation and decide to stay objective. However, when you start to see the parts as a whole; it will be hard to resist getting swept by the tide and might make you want to question your role as an observer, instead.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
What would we be without hope? There would be little to look forward to. For every dream left unfulfilled, love lost, or wish not granted; there’s hope to keep us going. And, when you engrave ‘hope’ in a message and strap it onto a lantern; the sky lights up, and gives you the sign, you were waiting for all along.
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
There’s no way to truly avoid grief. One can only try to alleviate the pain by crushing old memories and lighting candles to kill the darkness. And believing, that your loved one, might just be in a ‘better place’.