One of the most exquisite pleasures in life is to be with or around friends and loved ones. At the end of the day, we close our eyes and fall asleep alone even if we share our bed with a partner. In our waking hours, however, we should always seek the company of those we care about. Only bitter experience teaches us, often too late, that we should’ve spent more time with someone who’s no longer here for us. They or we might move to another place or as is ultimately the case to another world. It’s very important therefore to cherish every second; to engrave on the walls of our memory a word, a phrase, a laugh; to always let them know how much we care about them.
I had company a few days back. I was surrounded by friends and family, and I was the happiest man in the world (while it lasted). They graced and honored me with their presence. Such an event, unfortunately doesn’t take place often enough in these troubled times. Days later, we’re back alone or with the basic social cell that is our immediate family. Kids will eventually grow up though and go beyond the front door of our shell. They too would get busy with the little things that make up a life. In the end, we’re going to be alone.
If we were meant to live long enough to sit on the front porch and observe pedestrians going about their daily affairs and if we’re to gaze at young lovers courting in the sun, we’d better have some reminiscences of our own to use in that looming draught. We should start packing memories by living the happy times now. Keep in touch with those you care about. It’s the most important thing we can do for the future, for our own sake and for those we truly love.