About Glasses Of Water

“It’s always hard to say goodbye to someone you feel could be so right for you. Sometimes, life just gets in the way. All you can do is hope them the best and that maybe one day you’ll cross paths again.”
-Lynn Berberi

I’ve always lived in this house, where peace and safety were all that surrounded and comforted me.
I’ve always loved this house where love and happiness wrapped my body.

Yet, I’ve always felt homeless.

It wasn’t just a house; it was home. It was a place where receiving what I wanted and/or needed was not an issue.

Yet, I was always on the run. Running for the house, where my feeling of homelessness will be fulfilled.

Later on, I’ve realized that this feeling isn’t about finding the building to spend the night after a long day at university or at work.
Instead, the remedy is all about waiting for what is coming just around the corner.

Destiny is about walking into the unknown, in a persistent cadence to reach what we are looking for.

I have come a long way, which was no small feat I can guarantee.

Often left with no answer, lost in my thoughts and devastated by my doubts, it almost seemed that pushing forward is the only way to go, other than going back to the person I used to be.

The thing that has happened to me the most so far, in this trip of life, has been of meeting people. The uniqueness of every new encounter felt like the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

Sometimes, those encounters were speechless, consisting only of eye contact. Others went deep into my core, creating bridges that connected our souls and hearts. Furthermore, I felt on the same wave with some, with those who have let me discover their brainy, intellectual and philosophical side.

And finally, there are some whom I long to meet, to see along the way.

Time showed me that some of these people have stuck with me a little bit longer than others. Others have gone away, leaving a place for the lost ones who were late to arrive.

This taught me a very crucial and important lesson: every person I’ve crossed paths with had their own map, walking in their own direction.

Some (the “Showers”) have shown me the map, guiding me towards others with other maps. On the other hand, there were others (the “Hiders”) who will always keep theirs hidden from me, until the end of time.

The “Showers” eventually left with their maps, whereas the “Hiders” stayed without ever revealing anything. Along the way, as I pursued my journey, I encountered more “Showers” and “Hiders”.

“Some people cross your path and change your whole direction.”
-Anonymous

Your life is like a glass of water: the “Showers” represent the water we pour first in the glass. Along the way, we start to notice that these “Showers” are teaching things we actually never knew about ourselves, shaping us and making us grow: we start to drink the water in the glass. When this happens, the “Showers” could eventually leave our lives physically but their impact on us remains on us.

As time passes by, other “Showers” and “Hiders” will show up, symbolizing water poured from another source, replacing the initial one we drank to satisfy our needs at that specific moment in our lives. 

The “Hiders” are the drops of water that remain at the bottom of the glass, those who appear like they are meant to stay in our lives without ever being of any benefit or use.

Remember to frequently change the water in your glass, otherwise it will become toxic for you.

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