oh they say people come, say people go
this particular diamond was extra special
and though you might be gone, and the world may not know
still I see you, celestial

like a lion you ran,  a goddess you rolled
like an eagle you circled, in perfect purple
so how come things move on, how come cars don’t slow
when it feels like the end of my world
when I should but I can’t let you go?

but when I’m cold, cold
oh when I’m cold, cold
there’s a light that you give me when I’m in shadow
there’s a feeling you give me, an everglow

like brothers in blood, sisters who ride
and we swore on that night we’d be friends til we die
but the changing of winds, and the way waters flow
life as short as the falling of snow
and now I’m gonna miss you I know

but when I’m cold, cold
in water rolled, salt
I know that you’re with me and the way you will show
and you’re with me wherever I go
and you give me this feeling this everglow

oh- I I I I
what I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
yeah I live for this feeling this everglow

so if you love someone, you should let them know
oh the light that you left me will everglow

-Everglow, Coldplay

When words aren’t enough

When words aren’t enough

Okay, I don’t know how to start. Haha.

Maybe I just want to say thank you again. I’ve been saying this for several times now but somehow, I feel like a thank you isn’t enough to let you know how I feel. They say “action speaks louder than words” and for me you are the living epitome of that. It’s like you have the word EFFORT written across your face because that’s the prevailing character of yours! I know it’s not easy but thank you for always trying.

It’s amazing how almost a year ago we’re just acquaintances who never really give each other a second glance. Now, I can’t even recall a moment where I don’t smile when I look at you while you’re casually trying to make a joke.

Thank you for being a good friend. And on that note, a good enemy too. Thank you for always knowing how to make me feel lighter and how to make me feel irritated. I know you’re not doing it on purpose. I’ve always thought you have that gift within you, the gift of  friendship (including all the perks and the downsides hahaha).

Thank you for being a brother to me and all my other siblings. I hope you won’t get tired of us even if sometimes, teasing you feels delightful for everyone. Hahahaha. You’re such a good sport, let me just say that. Maybe I wouldn’t be able to figure out how we clicked that fast. I mean how can someone whom we barely even know can now feel like a part of the family all along? Thank you for calling our Mom, your Mom too.

Thank you for being the adviser I need from time to time. You don’t know how much I’ve been inspired by your hard work and example of putting Kingdom works first in your life. I hope you continue being an inspiration to everyone.

Some of the things we want may be different but I hope that out of this friendship we can squeeze something beautiful and something that could last. I believe that some people should stay forever in our lives, I really do hope we can make it up to each other’s lists.

Lastly, thank you for making me want to rewrite my perception of what is possible.

So here’s to the lovely change in the weather and all the bliss we have yet to feel.

 

 

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“Do not cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.”

No, do it. Do cross oceans for people. Love people, all people. No conditions attached, no wondering whether or not they’re worthy. Cross oceans, climb mountains. Life and love isn’t about what you gain, it’s about what you give.

(cto)

Too Much

Too Much

do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.

you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
forever.

there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.

but you will never be
and have never been
“too much.”

– Tyler Ford