Best Of Today
Hope I get to see your sunrise,and smell the innocence of birds who are still not scared of flying in the open sky.Today aunt Jane lost her love in war and..Slowly losing herself to a thought,as the reality sinks in deeper and deeper with every passing second.
Clock ticked 11:45PM,looking towards the door,with her moist blood shot eyes,hanging on to a tiny thread of hope,that her love would walk in through the door suddenly,just like he did 10 years ago,carried her in his arms and proposed.But this time,aunt Jane was waiting to throw herself on him,and convey the deep heartfelt apology,who's guilt was weighing her down with every breath. Yes! Aunt Jane and Uncle had a big fight right before he left for his journey where he was welcomed with a bullet to his head.Memories of their happy times frozen and on the walls around.My mother trying her best to console,with a blank expression I watch my aunt,who is looking at walls filled with regret,as her last moment with him was filled with anger and despise.
A war within me waged every single day.Eating me alive.I would go to bed soul dead only to wake up next morning and get eaten again.Being a Military man my uncle was a symbol of discipline but he always had his way of straightening things up.But he always pushed me by saying, "There's no tomorrow,if there is then,today is the tomorrow that you told yesterday."
Now,as I look back at that tragic time,I sure have come a long way.The day my Uncle died,a part of me died along with him,only for the seed of resurrection to take root.Watering them with his words and with some ray of hope,helping me to blossom and spread the fragrance of empathy,warmth and spontaneity through my actions,rising and shining,regardless the filth that surrounds.
Today it's been 5 years since my uncle died. And as I complete this letter today,to thank the yesterdays that taught me the value and gave me another chance called today,todays which has blessed me with a brighter tomorrow,and all tomorrows which has given me hope to make the best of today.