Life often leaves us with a shady pigmentation of mystery – things we have to try to figure out on our own – questions we have to ask that we may never get an answer to. Little wonder the phrase ‘life happens’ has been coined to help buffer our wild imaginative permutations about the question ‘why’.
I really don’t like roller coaster rides. They are not for me. It always goes too fast and messes with my head and clouds my vision but this, my friends would tell me is what makes it fun to ride – I think they get a certain type of high from the steep speed. And it is funny that life is sometimes said to be a roller coaster ride. It is fun and exhilarating but then comes a time when the ride comes to a stop for a while. Two things happen at this point, it is either people are discontinuing the ride or other people are joining in on the ride.
It’s at this point in life that we get to pause and ask the question ‘why’? Why me? Why did I spend all I had on drugs? Why did I ever fall in love? Why? Why? Why? It is a very long list of ‘why’.
What ‘why’ does is help us think through – to see what we would have done differently, what path we are to follow tomorrow now that today is over. It makes us accept our frail nature as humans – to know that we couldn’t have done it any other way, that it wasn’t up to us to decide what happens – that our hands are tired. It makes us stronger in a way.
‘Why’ serves as the filter we can sieve through valuable lessons that will continually fuel us for the journey – our journey! It is meant to help us let go of today’s foolishness – it is our learning curve.
There will always be a ‘why’ question.
I like to define life as a happenstance of experiences that crystallises to form a whole and for others, it’s an unending puzzle that never comes together but I pray that you will never lose hope – that love will be your guiding light and that your faith will grow and sparkle as life happens tomorrow.