Everybody needs inspiration. That one experience that one holds on to them despite it all. Just like the stars shine indiscriminately… this might be the reason you smile again or laugh, or love or learn to forgive and let go.
It is 1:00 AM, I’ve just turned on the lights to change my pillowcase and replace the pillow. I have drenched the one I was lying on with tears. ‘Tears in the middle of the night?’ You may ask. Yes, I have shed a gallon full of tears. Am I a hopeless romantic? My eyes sting and my nose is blocked. And I asked myself a list full of questions. ‘How is my relationship with my loved ones? Do they know that I love them? Am I living to my full potential or just dilly-dallying thinking tomorrow will bring some new mood or inspiration?
The sun shines equally on all of us. Some are born and some walk into their sunset. What will you be remembered for? There are those doors that we let go but are meant to rewrite the stories of our lives. Veronica was willing to forego her chance to attend Julia, for what she called luck of interest. Until she met Will, the hottie … you know, that boy God created on a Sunday, the day of His rest. Not as a chore but as a piece of art. A past time in His business of creation. That was to be her guide to love. A nut had just been cracked and she fell for it.
It was not until Ronnie realized her father was dying that reality hit her to the core. He had asked to have them for the summer holidays as the curtains of his life were closing thanks to cancer of the lungs. Meanwhile, her baby brother was having moments of his life, interacting, sharing and spending time with his father. Hottie Will comes into the picture and blows her mind away. She needs to talk to someone about all these happenings, and only her father comes to mind. Re-awakening that bond, she had yearned for so much. A love so pure and free and unlimited.
The truth is, however, that she is igniting a love in him that was lost. She is giving him meaning and a reason to smile again. A year after losing his brother to a road accident, … Ronnie has lit a fire in him. A love that was long lost and a desire for companionship. Together, they fight for their love beyond class and status issues.
The Last Song is a movie about how Ronnie reconnected with her father and found herself in the process. It is a story of forgiveness and letting go, with Ronnie’s father forgiving the boys who put a hangman’s noose on him. It brings to light the drama of family, friends and foe and how our lifestyle can influence others. It is upon us to be a torch to the world. To illuminate for all indiscriminately. To learn to live and stop holding back.
It is alright to not know the next step. It is fine to cry and hate and be angry. But, we should all learn to let go and move on. To defend our love to the moon and back. The environment around us affects who we become and our socialization determines our choices. Remember, being ourselves is what we are called to do in life. To present the very best version of us that we can. We find joy in the simple things of life.
Let us go out and listen … listen to the waters, the whistling of the wind, the splash of the raindrops and the innocent laughter. Get to appreciate the colors of Spring and the dew at dawn. Do not wait for the evening of your life to realize the smiles you missed and the hugs you forewent. Hug often. Kiss fondly. Love unconditionally. Enjoy every moment that you are alive. Take not for granted the different gifts – hearing, touching, walking, mobility, eating, seeing, understanding. Your life is a gift beyond measure.
Forget the voices of other actors in this stage that is life; it is about you. About listening to the still small voice that is beckoning you to your joy. The more you give the more you receive, a good measure pressed down and shaken together. Let us take the baton upon ourselves and share some love today. This is the first day of the rest of our lives. And this life that we are given, has no repetition. People make mistakes, even the people that we love. Go out and make some more mistakes. This is the beautiful magic of life, for there is no guarantee that love is easy.
Live life to the full. The sky is not the limit, it is but a step to your genius.