My whole life I had felt as though I was invisible. When I was young it used to hurt, not being seen or cared about, but as I got older I embraced my invisibility… I wore it like a protective cloak because eventually I came to realize that people cannot hurt you if they don’t get close enough… and they’ll never get close enough if they don’t even realize you exist. So I perfected the art of being a wallflower; learned how to blend into the background unseen and unnoticed. And then one day I saw you. You looked at me and smiled… and suddenly, I didn’t want to be invisible anymore…..Ranata Suzuki
Strangers with hearts that are no longer each others?
I said to you once that we couldn’t be friends
Not when something as special as what we had ends
So does that makes us lovers that never speak?
Each in love with a lover we could not keep
Are we lovers who now no longer love?
Or lovers who love each other… just, not enough…..Ranata Suzuki
I loved you… without cause, or reason, or doubt. I loved you to the edge of what my soul could endure and then I loved you just a little bit more. I loved you beyond measure, beyond hope and beyond all sense of rationality. I loved you until the light had gone, until the years had gone and until my tears had all but drowned me… I loved you until it ruined me; like an ancient temple I stood, abandoned and forgotten before finally caving under the sheer weight of time. And in the end it changed nothing – all that love… For here I was, dying for you until my spirit was weary… And there you were, living your life… blissfully unaware……Ranata Suzuki
We should be tender with the young. Sympathize with the poor. Be tolerant of the weak. Be helpful to those in need or in trouble. Be compassionate with the aged and the disabled. Be kind at all times. Be respectful even if someone is disrespecting you. Be calm even if someone is antagonizing you. Be patient with others. Be forgiving. Some people want to be treated well, but yet they treat others poorly. How we treat and speak to someone will determine the kind of treatment we may or may not receive in return. I would think most of us would prefer kindness over rudeness, and life would be so much simpler if more people would take the time to think before they act or speak. It only takes one act of kindness from one person to start a chain reaction. If you are not capable of doing any of these things, then you will not be able to Love someone the way they deserve to be loved.
I would take good character any day over worrying about impressing others from the outside. Many people take more time and care of their outward appearance than taking care of their Heart. The Heart is what’s important if you want to have a happy and fulfilled life, and if you want to have someone special to share your life with. Our body gets old with time, but what comes from our Heart never ages. It only gets better with time…….Carol Guajardo