I’ve just finished reading A Walk To Remember (lent it from Aimi, who borrowed it from Nirosha), and it just strengthened a point I have told someone before.
For those of you who haven’t read the book or seen the movie before, let me just tell you the gist, without giving too much away, I hope. It’s about how a guy falls in love with a girl whom everyone else teases.. Something like what you see off of a typical Korean drama, to be honest. Only the guy isn’t someone popular that other girls ogle at; he’s just a regular kid/student, although rich.
So he falls in love with said weird girl, only to find out that the girl doesn’t have much time left on earth. So of course he’s upset, and regrets not paying attention to her before, and not seeing past her appearance.
My heart is aching as I write this, because it is for this very same reason that I do not take a day for granted. I did not cry when I read the book, as Rachel said I would, but I came close to it.
I just felt that I had to write this to enforce what I have told this person before. You never know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, so live life to the fullest. (And yes, I am aware that you apparently live by this principle too.)
This is exactly why I don’t take my loved ones for granted; why I tell them that I love them whenever I speak to them. As horrible as it may sound, you never know what life’s gonna throw at you. So, God forbid, if ever anything happens, I want the people I love to know that I love them; that I appreciate them, so they wouldn’t ever have to wonder if I did. That’s why it means so much to me to hear those words. That is why I appreciate every kind/loving gesture, no matter how small. That is why I believe in spending quality time with the people I love.
I never thought that this book would hit home as hard as it has, but there you have it. Now, I hope, you understand. I hate losing someone, be it losing their friendship or losing them completely. I fully realised that when I lost my ballet teacher; who was almost my 2nd father. The only difference was, I didn’t have a chance to make it up to him; it happened so suddenly.
I may not have cried when I read the book, but I sure am now, when I realise that it hits closer to home than I ever thought it would. But I just wanted it to be known.