Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Angel Of Almost













Then I was somewhere else, and it was bright. A voice said

"If you'd carried on practicing that song you almost got right, you would've been great. Bigger than the Beatles."

It continued

"If you'd carried on working on that book you almost finished, it would've changed the lives of many, many people."

Then it said

"If you'd tried to reach the one you loved just a little bit more, when you almost had them, your life would've been completely different."

And I asked

"Is this what happens when I die?"

And the voice said

"Almost."

39 comments:

E. said...

wow.
this one gave me goosebumps.

Seesaw said...

this one really touched me. It makes me think of all the lives that make mine different- that's what reminds me that I matter to others too.

a sweet pea. said...

its so amazingly written.

Anonymous said...

I need an angel ...... not you ...

Anonymous said...

there is a little gnome close to me, he says:

"Open that box with chocolates ..."

and then said

"Take one .... ok... two"

and then..

"Catch the sellotape... haha.... yes like that, no one will notice it"


:-D

Anonymous said...

My angel is a giant aggressive dog and I let him be my angel because he is a good listener and he loves me more than anything in this world. I made him a purple leash with butterflies on it. He and I go out for walk everyday and are best friends. Love. <3

Anonymous said...

that little bit more means "who is the dominant in here" right?

We are human beings, not animals.


:)

di di di di next one please ..

Hopeless Romantic said...

Just incredible.
This day was just okay, until I read this. Thank you. <3

Carmela said...

You, are just amazing.

cynical bones said...

you probably wouldn't understand unless you've died




like i have.

Anonymous said...

if he's not dead, where is he?

Winter said...

This post actually frightens me a little. I feel like it's my life waiting to happen.

This line especially terrifies me:
"If you'd tried to reach the one you loved just a little bit more, when you almost had them, your life would've been completely different."

She said...

"If you'd carried on practicing that song you almost got right, you would've been great. Bigger than the Beatles."
.. but you sang it for that girl and took her breath away. You gave her something to smile back on for the rest of her life..

"If you'd carried on working on that book you almost finished, it would've changed the lives of many, many people."
.. but you said those word you would have written to your best friend.. at exactly the right moment.. and changed his life..

"If you'd tried to reach the one you loved just a little bit more, when you almost had them, your life would've been completely different."
... if you would have got that one, but then life would have just taken a different trajectory. You would have not had the things that you did have this time around.

"Is this what happens when I die?"
... the question is... is this what you rather have happen when you die? :)

AlynAlyxWest said...

And THAT is why this world and the designs and behavior of some presently still alive in it makes it such a f7cked up, painful, scarring, and needlessly-negative
place. They can have it.

Anonymous said...

This was awesome. Ties in with a quote I encountered recently--"If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.”
-William James

Lee said...

Wow... just wow!

Anonymous said...

Where did I read that?
Where is my drink? Oh, I see
I've been channeling my favorites
such as Jim, Earnestly...

It occurs to me that Autumn has arrived.
"not ready to meet yet"
Okay, Love.
My patience is without limit;
except that it's not. I lied a little. There.

I can hold on longer. I fancy myself to be strong.
Lately the theme seems to be what he said - you know.

About the heights of it all. And sustainability.
I understand. I understand what has happened to us all, collectively. And it's wonderful.

You remind me that together, we are so remarkably alive.

I do wish I knew the estimated time. For our "us" arrival. But maybe the stalling tactics are for a reason? Maybe... I don't know.

I only know for certain that my love is perpetually growing.

Che Dau Xanh said...

Mindblowing. That was amazing.

zonedin said...

It isn't even close to being over yet.

Love.

fi said...

i just found you 5 minutes ago.
since then you changed my life.
my life, is changed, forever.
thank you.

Anonymous said...

I can't face d worst part of myself, just like you can't face the worst part of yourself. It's like a parent forces his will of becoming perfect on his child. It's unfair and abusive.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we accept each other's worst part and make peace with it? A perfect person isn't real. Let's meet in the middle, okay? At least, we are learning how to get along ... Love. <3

Anonymous said...

We killed each other cruelly in the worst possible ways that could happen to a man and a woman. It's d worst part of ourselves that neither of us can face and can change? I tried my best....

klara said...

Beautifully poetic, it's amazing.

toemailer said...

Hard to remain a procrastinator after reading that, thanks!

Dreamer said...

Would my life be different had I made a bit more effort to reach my loved one?
Can't change destiny...
Can only dream of a surreal future...

Brittany said...

I have chills down my spine.

amelia said...

Yeah..
this is really amazing

I wont regret anything when i die..
Its remind me to finish anything i've started..
If it doesnt make a different for me, maybe it could make a different to the other

thank .. you are my angel

Anonymous said...

My angel with Blue Eyes

Anonymous said...

It's so hard, trying to properly love someone who insists on perpetually holding you at arm's length. I know my place in this and at times I feel so utterly drained. But I know that I will never give up. Hooked. If there is anything that is worth perpetual exhaustion - it is this love. I can feel you from a distance. I feel the entity that defines us at every moment now. Miss you. I miss what has never been mine to miss. How did that happen? Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe what matters the most now is finding a way to meet in the middle. I'd love to meet my angel.

Anonymous said...

Meet you in the middle. honey I know you will write to me :) I love reading ... <3

Anonymous said...

I feel you from a distance. You write what I feel.... Love. <3

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for d arrival of "us" in the middle. You've made my day :) I love you, sweet heart (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Now I wonder if I am fresh out of secrets all my own. But I figure… most decidedly not. ;-)

Anon. said...

I love this so much.

xo

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! i needed this! im currently paying the prize for all my procrastinations... :(

ShatteredRanz said...

Beautiful! Not so many years ago when some of us think of taking our own life and how selfish we become. Thanks we're still alive! Now let the things undone begin.

pink_punk93 said...

breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Itachi.
- your apprentice