I’ve been following Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Rush) on Instagram as I’m a fan of his work. I also like his community-website HitRecord. So on his Instagram, he posted this “April-must-do list” that one of the HitRecord member created. The list suggests what you can do or post on the website for each day of April – kind of like The Daily Post here in WordPress. The list suggested for the 3rd of April this – ‘a year from now’. Coincidentally, I have been thinking about what would happen a year from now. So, I used this as a bit of inspiration for today’s post.
I sit here outside our terrace and I wonder what would happen a year from now.
Will we learn and remember all the valuable lessons this pandemic has taught us?
When we look back a year from now, will we be looking back with anguish or anger or fear?
Will we be more appreciative knowing the difficulties we all had to go through?
Will we be kinder to each other?
Will we be better people?
I look up at the sky that’s slowly turning orange from blue, and I wonder what would happen a year from now.
The new year is near
Days, hours, and minutes are now here
Celebration for the new year
Sparkles and fireworks
Have a good and safe new year!
There goes another year,
Like another time,
We’ve been able to get this far,
And farther we will go still.
The year will soon be new
But same old me and same old you.
Older and hopefully wiser and better and happier.
No plan will work out like you’d want to but go at it anyway
Because before you know it,
Another year would have gone by again.
This chapter is almost through
Only a couple more pages left to fill
Another year and something new
And maybe some more coffee spills.
Add more colors to end the chapter right
Smile from the heart, to brighten up the night.
And as one chapter ends,
Something in my mind clicked
And suddenly I realized
Waiting is part of it
And so I will
But if in a year nothing happens
Then I’ll take it as the sign
That he may not be the one
And I may have to wait some more
When the year ends it will begin once more
The cycle continues once again
It can be black and white
It can be colorful
It can go as planned
Or out of control
One thing is certain though
Another year is coming
Leave behind the worries
Take with you the lessons
Move forward and move on
But look back and know that whatever challenge comes,
you’ll be able to over come it
New Year, old self
same eyes of brown…so brown it drowns the sorrow
and only amazement and light is shown
New clothes, old body
fashioned in such a way that slimming is not an option
but happy to be healthy
New earrings, old skin
not as tight as it used to be
but I wouldn’t change it for another
So many things new, material things they are
not as important as staying true
to ones self
she looked at me with sad eyes – they were puffy from crying
it’s one of those sad days when you just want to escape – feel like flying
away, just far away from here
far away from this daunting fear
yet reality was there in front of me
we were imprisoned and I wanted to be set free
I wanted to see her dance and sing
oh! the joy that it used to bring
I pictured enjoying the new year, with her and the family
us sitting at the table, eating happily
yet here we are with the news we dreaded
we all knew where this was headed
like every hurdle, we’ll get through this, I know
it’s just I feel like breaking sometimes — my smile is just for show
I’m doing this all for her, I need to stay strong
and one day, she’ll be able to sing that familiar song