=) aww shucks, thank you!
I remember a conversation I had with my father some time ago. He was updating me on his life with the usual stories of how badly the hospital was doing, the failings of the government and the endless, suffocating poverty around him.
Feeling helpless and in an attempt to cheer him up, I said, “I know this might not help, but you’ve LIVED! You had so many adventures when you were young; you travelled and explored and got to see so much. Imagine life having not experienced any of that. Daddy, think of all the fun you had!”
My father gave a short chuckle and reply with a lugubrious tone barely hidden underneath his voice, “Ah but Franca, all the fun I had … I didn’t know I was having them.”
How could one have had such an extraordinary life filled with wild stories and adventures, but … not realize how amazing it all was while it was happening?
Since childhood, I have craved adventures to match the ones I read in the books. I’ve always wanted to get lost, solve a mystery, explore the unknown, but as I got older I got more agitated over the thought of never finding my adventure.
But ever since that conversation with my father, the fog around my eyes cleared up and I now realize what a fantastic adventure I have already been living. From my travels, to my loves, to my triumphs and dark downfalls; I have gotten lost, solved mysteries and explored the unknown. And there is so much more to experience. I could never use the word ‘regular’ to define my life so far. I am now aware of each step I take and how utterly thrilling it all is.
So cheers. Cheers to this bloody stunning life of mine and the future adventures that it holds. - Yagazie