Tis Better to Have Loved

cool, pleasant evening

I don’t usually do regular posts / thoughts-sharing nowadays because I don’t have much to write about, except that for today I have the urge to respond to a blog post I’ve just read. The post talks of how memories forged and attachments grown make moving on and leaving a particular phase or time behind tough. In short, it is saying that it is difficult to let go, of something one has grown so accustomed to, and of people one has become so close and comfortable with. This happens to everyone across different phases and places in life and all that is left after the moment has passed and the people are gone, are the memories in your mind and the warmth within your heart.

I am going to take a chance and run the risk of taking things out of context by introducing a quotation of Lord Tennyson:

“tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”

  I think it is very important in life that we pursue the things that we are passionate about and spend time with the people we are truly fond of; there is no other way to enjoy moments in life and prevent causes for regret in time to come. I suppose it is good also to immerse ourselves completely into whatever we are doing, to engage fully with the situation and make the most out of the time spent.

The lack of clarity and focus in the photo accompanying the post reflects the memory of that moment: it is like a shadow of the moment, where upon looking back triggers emotions and thoughts, but pales in comparison to what it really was and how it really felt like; somehow the moment can never be fully relived or recaptured again.

Such I suppose is life, where moments past can never be found again and time that once was possessed can never be ours again.

“Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again”