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I thought it meant "ice"「氷」when I saw this in the wrapping of one White Day presents.
My reading was wrong: It means Eternity.

Today, was one of those days that remark the power of small gestures. 14th March is Howaito De so your co-workers and lover are supposed to bring some nice chocolate for you (because you gave them something a month ago, in Valentine's).

It's not 「I received something」 but more of 「I cannot carry all this home!」 Seriously, receiving so many cute things was really touching. Thanks a lot, everyone. Everyday details, are more meaningful than what we often think.

Actually, the Eternity kanji was actually drawn by our manager's wife - the one to thank for, giving me a chance in Japan. Handmade by a non-japanese, twice as special.

Today, was also one of those days that make you reconsider the way you go through life.

Let's do a small exercise. Imagine that:
- You got married last year, with the person you've loved since the past 15.
- Early 30s, good job, thinking about having a baby.
- You got an annoying eccema. Doctors cannot find a root cause or cure for.
- But that annoying eccema, ends up becoming a sign for a deadly illness.
- There is no cure. You are dead in less than 5 years.

So at this point...
What do you do? Would you continue to live your life in the same way?
Would you quit your job, move somewhere, or just stay with those you love most?

May sound as a Hollywood movie, but the worse is that it is real. As the air you're breathing.
Now, the key thing here is why should you live your life as if this wasn't your last day?

Mankind reading is often wrong too, when taking life as eternity.


Anonymous said...

¿Es verdad lo que dices? ¿Hablas de ti?
Me has dejado fatal.

Clau said...

No hablo de mí, pero desgraciadamente hablo de un amigo de mi marido. Supongo que nos dejó fatal a nosotros también, que nos dio mucho que pensar.

La historia, es triste, pero real. Cuando estas cosas te tocan, aunque sea en la distancia, te hacen reaccionar.

Supongo que me hizo daño, que escribir es mi terapia y que por eso, acabó aquí el relato.

Clau said...

No se trata de vivir alocadamente, sólo de reaccionar cuando hay cosas que nos duelen pero dejamos pasar. Ése es mi propósito, aprovechar el presente en lugar de preocuparme por el futuro más de lo necesario.

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