Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs
My old world ended yesterday, and today shall be a new start to a whole new world.
I remember on the way back from Iran, I transited in Dhaka. I contemplated going out of the airport and stay in Dhaka for a few more days before going back home but went against the idea.
I wanted to keep the best memories as the last. I would not allow new, potentially unpleasant memories to overwrite the best ones. I am protective of this and that’s probably why I don’t visit the same place where I’ve had my best memories twice.
I’ve had the best 27 years of my life. I’ve had my disproportionate share of adventure, travels, love, happiness, sadness which I think not many around me have gone through this much in probably the whole life in staying this sheltered little island.
Should this be the end now, it shall be the best memories I’ll ever take away, and the best of what people remember of me…and they shall be unreplaceable.
“How did you manage to spend 65 years together?”
“We were born in a time when if something was broken we will fix it, not throw it away.”
The day I stop travelling will be the day I found myself a home where my heart truly belongs. I’ll be able to speak to the soil whisper to the butterflies and crickets will understand my language.
I’ll be able to drink from the river sleep on the roof and tell stories to village kids.
And I’ll capture everything on film.