“I hope you know the wait is worth it.”
Time is a killer.
One day, it came to me and introduced itself as such:
“Hello, my name is Time and I am the most present thing in your life.
I will let your days feel endless when you cry the most.
I will follow you in everything you do and wherever you go, like a shadow.
I will cause you big problems and make you feel bad about yourself when you waste me.
I will take a long amount of time to fly away when you’re in a tough phase.
I will kill every sparkle of hope left in you by making your wait seem infinite.
I will stand as an obstacle when you have a deadline and will somehow make you fail.
I will make you lose a basketball game because you needed a slight additional fraction of me.
I will catalyse conflicts in your life when you use me differently and arrive late at a meeting.
I will bring out the impatient in you while I have fun and walk slowly.
I will make some people’s lives last decades but only a few minutes for others.
Therefore, I will be cruel and unfair, never being the same in everyone’s eyes.
My days can be very productive, only to feel so helplessly tired when I go to sleep at night.
I will pull the trigger when you waste plenty of me with toxic people.
I will make you feel devastated when you realize that once I leave, I never come back. This shows how high my ego is.
I will make you feel anxious when I am here but your job is to pick me up.
I will kill every single part of your mind, destroying you from the inside while you realize that all the money in the world could never buy me.
I will blow your mind away, when you’ll finally know that no one can help you with my responsibility but yourself.
Understand that I am priceless.
However, believe me that I’ll make you pay an enormous price if you treat me wrong.”
I then looked at him with tears in my eyes, and whispered: “Why do I have to be treated so bad by you when in fact, I never did you wrong?”
He took his black and strict mask off, looking at me with one of those looks my grandmother used to give me when she thought of the things I long to learn from life. He looked me straight in the eye and said: “Human, why did you interrupt me? Do you even know that saying: ‘The best is left for last‘? My best will be spoken now at last.
Listen very carefully.
Time is the healer.
I am the healer of your soul, no matter how irrational this might sound after everything I just said to you.
But let me ask you something:
How will you stand up from yourself the eighth time if you didn’t previously fall seven times?
How can you make a rainbow without a little rain?
How will your flower harvest without patience and care?
How will you colour a drawing if it is not black and white at first?
Now listen to me very well and think about it.
I am the one whom you will use in order to achieve your biggest dreams.
I am the mother who will you hug you so tight that you will be obliged to live by me, because I will bring the most precision to your life.
I will be your greatest teacher; while passing, I will show what should really matter to you.
I will be your biggest proof that not all the people whom you once thought well about meet your expectations.
I will make things clearer to you by being your compass and guiding you to where you should go.
I will collaborate with your destiny in drawing the right path for you.
I will love you more than you love yourself because
I will rescue you from all the beautiful lies you were living by, with ugly truths.
Finally, I will confirm the “Everything happens for a reason” theory to you.
I will give value to your best moments because you passed a lot of me in the bad ones.
I will be your personal life coach. You will make the right decision by removing the wrong people from your life because of me.
I am the only one who will make days and years of your life.
Finally, whenever you start to doubt me, remember:
I am the only one who knows what will happen next.
I know every step you will take, every rule you will break, every smile you will fake, every emotion that will shake your core and every moment you will try to recreate.
Remember that, if you waste me, you will shed tears.
However, if you use me well, you will be able to master your fears.