Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't Let's Ask for the Moon

Friday, January 30, 2009

A few nights ago, I saw some pictures of a friend of mine – pictures that showed how she glows with that certain glow only mothers-to-be have and how she has settled down and made a good home with her husband. I suppressed a faint swell of envy as I looked at those pictures. I asked myself, when will my time be? When will I have that kind of life? Though I like how my life as it is, I can’t help but wonder if that kind of life is more fulfilling than what I have now. Should I not let myself desire for that “settled down” life but instead just be content with my life as it is?

Don’t let’s ask for the moon; we have the stars.

It makes sense, doesn’t it? Or does it? The exquisite pain of wanting something unattainable—for the moment or for a limitless time--is something that most of us are willing to unwearyingly endure. Again and again we allow ourselves to want things regardless of the risk of disappointment. We cannot yet have what we want but we patiently and assiduously work for it until we finally have it. We know that we can never have the moon, but we still ask for it. We have the stars, but we reach for the moon, still.

5 comments:

diamondmum said...

congrats on your friend! :)

deciding to "settle-down" means you want to go to the next level of your life and that you are brave enough to weather the storm of relationships...it's a demanding life yet fulfilling one.

your "I" becomes "WE" and you there will be additional role in the list like wife and mother.

yeah true, just don't ask for something that is premature to have. things will come on the right time...

jacqueline said...

well, i think everybody aspires for something. and though at times it takes ages to achieve it, we still aspire even more. not because we are not content with what we have or where we are at now, but because we feel that that something we aspire for will be better for us. whatever it is, just go for it. you wouldn't really know how it is if you don't try. :)

Angeli said...

hi diamondmum. you are right. when it's already the right time, it will come.

hello jacqueline. i am trying but it looks like it will take some time pa. :)

agnes said...

i think it's ok to have big dreams and "want more". not in a greedy way but it's totally ok to have goals and work towards attaining them. Without our dreams life would be rather dull

Artemis said...

just listen to your heart, it knows what's best for ya.. :-)

 
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