I don’t like rains. It can be hot or cold, but you can be outside and using and enjoying life and its every moment. But, as soon as the rain comes down, nobody seems to be able to find where they lost their smiles and their mood, and we are all gloomy and melancholic. I believe I was having one of those days.
I was just sitting at the window staring into practically empty streets as the rain was showering them heavily and thought about life. Yeah, I tend to do that sometimes. Even though I definitely am a happy and fulfilled person, sometimes, usually when I’m with myself, I also lose my mood. I guess we all have our moments.
My friend from childhood is getting married soon. I grew up in Amsterdam and Dennis was living in the building, in the apartment just below ours. He and my brother Max were better friends then we did, but I was constantly seeing him and, somewhere around 13 or 14, I also started seeing his curly blond hair and blue eyes. In the next two or three years, we started greeting each other with an unusual ear to ear smile whenever we meet. Finally, we were together at some kind of a house party and he threw me a compliment about my look, which knocked me off my feet. I think that’s pretty much the furthest we’ve ever gotten, as far as the love goes. And I know the chances of something happening are slimmer and slimmer, but I just didn’t expect him to get married. Not so fast.
I guess what I want to say is that life goes by quickly and you must learn how to recognize your opportunities and use them. That’s the advice I will also take in the future.