I feel bad for not writing about perfume for so long. But that will come too.
What I want to write about today is life.
The last three years of my life have been difficult. I don’t want to go into details but the fact remains I went through many downs and not so many ups – in the end getting here where I am now.
At no time have I felt mad at god/destiny/people around me, I just went with it all being part of life. In these years I also feel I have been rewarded for my perseverance. Possibly not in the same amount as I feel I suffered, but still rewarded.
And then today it all seems to have coalesced into the idea of life.
My day today has been not so very different from many I’ve had in these three years. But it feels like the trying times might have come to an end.
I laughed from the heart, completely carefree today and I was aware of it. I don’t remember the last time I felt so carefree.
Today was also the first time I went on a ride on a motorbike with my boyfriend this season. The night and the smell of spring in the air are, in my opinion, the best perfume in the world.
I also cried today when I saw the picture of the boy killed in the Boston marathon bombing. I am also aware of the fact that there are many tragedies like that happening all over the world that we are not aware of. I try and not get depressed each time I remember that. But my heart weeps regularly.
I found true pleasure in opening the packages awaiting me today, decants from a great friend, a romance book I won and a swap package containing perfumes I never tried.
In spending some quality time with my parents.
Having a glass of wine with friends.
Laughing carefree with all of them even though I know they all have serious problems they are dealing with at the moment.
Life will give you the bad (and the worst) but if you take notice, it will also give you the best and the fulfilling. And you have to take it all. The only choice you have here is how you approach both.
I can’t say I am grateful for the bad, but I do know I wouldn’t appreciate the good so much otherwise. It’s life.
P.S. And yes, I did have enough wine to warrant a post like this. 😉