WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge created another brilliant theme this week. It’s called “Near And Far.” The title alone gives me chills and goosebumps. No, not that it’s scary but more because a different near and far interpretation came into my mind. My first thought was “Home and Family.” A feeling and thought of being almost near yet painfully still far away. Perhaps I am just tired and emotional this past 2 weeks or perhaps it’s just my natural weakness for remembering nostalgic moments or perhaps it’s all of these that made me decide to go with my first instinct.
So Near, Yet So Far
There is no day that a part of me wished I never left but I can not argue what destiny had in store for me. All of us have our purpose and a calling in this world. Perhaps this is what my calling has called me for and there’ s no point in arguing with what fate paved way for me. But I’m human with a heart that misses people, places and events. There were days that I stared outside my window, just watching the sunrise. As the Sun slowly rise up, so was my vivid imagination. I imagined that I am at my parent’s house inside my childhood room, eager to meet the brand new day. As I closed my yes, I could smell my mom’s delicious breakfast cooking of sausage, eggs and freshly cooked rice. Power breakfast as she called them. As if she was just next to me, I could hear her say, “Here’s 50 pesos. Make sure you get something to eat on your break time.” Then I kissed her on the cheek as I head out for school. As I looked back and waved goodbye, her figure gets smaller and smaller until I could no longer see anything. Yes, so near that I feel all these in my heart, yet too far that it hurts me to realize that I could no longer give her a hug or a kiss or tell her how my day went in person.
I apologize for my delayed responses lately. Been busy with work and family. I promise that I will get to them as soon as I can. Your comments and visits are part of my reasons for smiling everyday.
Thank you for sharing your day with me. It gives me joy that you shared my “Near And Far” story. I hope it made you appreciate the beautiful blessings you have in your heart. Blessings that will bring you back to those happy memories when you find yourself standing by the window thinking, remembering. What’s your “Near And Far” Story?