From Our Readers: You Are Not Getting Any Younger
Remember how you wished time would go faster than it normally should? Remember how eager you were to be brave enough to escape the cage and soar high, see what the world has to offer? To be trusted with responsibilities, to be on your own, to have your way?
You were not ignorant; you were innocent. You were full of curiosity and enthusiasm to explore and know things better, to be deceived by yourself because you never knew that the paradise you've imagined was within the wilderness you never thought you would wander in. And then finally, there you were.
You held the map and became the captain. With determination, against all odds, you'd get in the adventure handed to you. Time has passed and you've learned that even the rose, so beautiful, would give you the ugliest pain when you touched its thorns. The rainbow, which is so vibrant, would disappear in a couple of minutes after the rain and that it has to rain again for that rainbow to show you its colors again. It was a cycle; it was a rollercoaster ride that goes 360 degrees. It wasn't easy. But you never wanted to quit. And you musn't.
So you wished to go back to where you came from; you wished to go back home. You were happy to come back, but remember how eager you were to get out from that cage just to see what the world was like in the past? Now, remember how you wished time would slow down, so slow in fact that it feels like things were standing still? Remember how eager you were to stay but you just can't because life doesn't stop where you are right now?
Now here you are, wishing that time will go by even faster than it normally should because you can't wait to be back home. Again.