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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

No Perfect Goodbye

No matter how life decides to take someone away, it will always seem too soon, unfair, and sad. We wish people we love could stay with us forever but they never do. We expect children to outlive their parents, but they don't always. The loss is even more tragic in such cases. When I heard of the two 19-yr-olds drowned at Tamarin (Mauritius), I couldn't help but feel it was too soon, unfair, and sad. I felt the same way when, a year ago, I lost a dear friend who succumbed to her childhood illness. Before that, I've seen people I care about lose someone they love and it has inspired me to write "No Perfect Goodbye". Loss brings back and intensifies every emotion we have felt towards the person: love, regret, guilt, happiness, everything. It's probably the hardest thing any of us ever face in our entire lives. So to those parents who have just lost not only a son, but an entire lifetime of emotional, social and financial investment, I wish them to be strong enough to get through this cruel phase of their life. My deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.



No Perfect Goodbye lyrics:

Is this the moment we realize we're all equal and all human?
Is this the point where I have no energy left for hate?
I feel I lost so much time away from you or fighting you
I hope that I didn't take you for granted

Oh, please don't go
It's too soon, it's too sad
I guess there can be no perfect goodbye
No perfect goodbye

Now it's clear I have to cherish those around me before they leave
I hope you're near, I hope you're happy and proud of me and all I am
I'll remember the words you said, the jokes you made and your way of thinking
I'll remember your smile

Oh, please don't go
It's too soon, it's too sad
I guess there can be no perfect goodbye
No perfect goodbye

Sooner or later you'd have to leave this world and go
Today or tomorrow the pain would still feel so unfair

I guess there can be no perfect goodbye
No perfect goodbye

2 comments:

  1. You're pretty much right ;)
    I really like your blog btw!

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  2. hey sorry i only saw this comment now. thanks :) i'm glad you enjoy it :)

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