All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
William Shakespeare – All the world’s a stage (from As You Like It 2/7)
Funny how people make their entrances and exits in your life.
For some it is death and birth, this time 3 years ago my Gran died, some days that doesn’t seem that long ago at all but when I think of my niece, the first 10 months of her life and it seems like a very long time and so much has changed.
Some people wander eventually into your life, some march in directly, some are on the edges and then one say you are not sure how or when they just are in your life.
I guess people leave the same way, people drift or grow apart or get out of the habit of being in touch. Some march out on their own, following their own dreams and in pursuit of their happiness, which can take them as far away as the other side of the globe or the next country over but as long as they are well and happy then I am happy for them.
Some don’t as much as march out but storm out full of threats and thunder and dragging other’s in their wake, be it right away or sometimes later, and while there is always 3 sides to everything, yours, theirs and the truth, time has taught me for the most part in the long run, me and my life are better off with out them.
Life is change and people change, eps those who are looking to grow, evolve and learn about themselves. Some times those learning and growing experiences are hard and painful and being in touch with others who were impacted also by those experiences can be helpful and other times it can be the exact opposite and you have to move on from having them in your life in order to move on.
Which reminds me of a line from shortbus
As my dear departed friend Lotus Weinstock used to say: “I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity.” -Justin Bond:
My life is a lot less complicated then it was this time last year and I for one am grateful for it.