Random Chat

“I’d gladly give up my life without hesitation if it meant ridding the world of all evil.”

As nobel as that sounded it made me wonder what insurmountable guilt they must be carrying around to feel that their only source of redemption would come from such a sacrifice.

The want to be redeemed, forgiven or let go of ones sins can be quite the burden to carry.

Mother & Daughter

A young mother and her daughter are both sat poised and proper while drinking tea. The daughter has adopted the aura of the mother perfectly and is one of the most well behaved children I have ever seen in a coffee shop. She is polite, courteous and graceful, why can’t every child have this level of behaviour.

I find my eyes unknowingly focused on the pair as their conversation blooms, the daughter begins to show off her ballet skills as the mother looks on with pride. They both look so happy, their laughter is infectious and their smiles are both genuine and true, such a rare sight for this world these days, or perhaps it’s just because I don;t look for the good in things anymore that all I see is sadness and apathy.

She does not wear a wedding ring, perhaps she is divorced, widowed or one of the many who tried to trap a man just so she could have something that would love her unconditionally, regardless of which it is I will never know. I believe she is single because her need for a partner is now secondary in comparison to having her daughter. She now has what she always wanted and she is happy, for her it’s enough so who am I to judge another persons happiness, regardless of the means by which it was attained.

As they stand and depart I make but a moments brief eye contact with the daughter. Her smile is innocent and pure with eyes like sapphires. She waves at the man dressed all in black who she does not know and approaches without fear, handing me a slice of cake she hadn’t eaten. After smiling back I say:

“Cake for me? Thank you very much, to what do I owe this kind gesture?”

The enchanted daughter hopefully states:

“Because you looked sad. No one should ever be sad. Mummy was sad once so i gave her cake and it made her happy, so now you have cake you can be happy too.”

Her response brought tears to my eyes and made my heart cry out in silence. Sliding off my chains and kneeling down all I can say is thank you, followed by a smile for the mother. They then left before I could say anymore.

Words fail me.

Even though I am surrounded by people every hour of everyday none of them really know how I feel or what runs through my head, unless they read this blog that is. Yet a child that is untainted by the world can see right through my veneer and offer out a gift without the thought of reward to make me happy… I guess there is still hope for this world, even if it is only small and in the heart of one child.

All it takes is one person to change everything .

One Click Wonder

Just one click is all it takes these days to become famous.

That simple sharing of a post, video, GIF or blog and you become a star overnight. Long gone are the days of the self made millionaire, now is the reign of electronic epiphany.

I wonder how many struggle each day to get themselves noticed on sites such as Instagram,
You Tube, Twitter, Vine, Facebook and countless more. Their numbers must be in hundreds, thousands or millions I would guess.

The fate for many of those wanting hopefuls is only to become a star in their own universe. To be revered by their following but nothing more than a leave caught on the wind in the eyes of the world, largely unnoticed but always there in the background.

Is that so bad though?

Just think of all the people who have become a sensation, they have broken the natural law of progression and achieve their 15min of fame but just like a match their light only lasts so long. Shortly after the mob has had its fill they seek something better and more spectacular, therefore the short lived internet star is cast aside like an unwanted toy and forgotten.

True enough some hold the attention of the sheep a little longer than their predecessors, but eventually they too lose their shine and fade away in to the background.

Many of the short lived sensations try desperately to get back even a fraction of their fame, but sadly they never do. Years pass and they struggle to see why they couldn’t have made it like one of the Kardashians, or found fame like Bieber. They just can’t understand they WHY, but I do.

Would you like me to tell you what the ominous WHY is?

Ok, I will.

The reason why some will always stay in the limelight is down to one simple fact; they have as many people hate as the do adore them, this is why they sustain their fame. This is how they become immortal for lack of a better word.

It is true that there are many people in the world that are loved far more than they are hated, but those are the people who have built fame over time and hard work. The secret to the sustained internet success is hate. The fans will start the initial tsunami, but it is the haters that will continue to make waves long after the initial impact has dissipated.

So for all those who want to know, the secret to fame isn’t friends, it’s enemies.

For You…

As the water poured down my back, time seemed to stop and I found myself thinking. Thinking about everything that’s happened over the past few years and the chronicles contained in this blog.

I also thought about all the people who have read what’s been written, along with all those kind enough to like, comment and even share some of the simple musings.

To all and everyone else still reading what gets left here, I just wanted to say one thing…

Thank You.

I am not the greatest writer, nor will I ever be, but if I can but reach even a few people it’s enough.