The best you can hope for

December 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

Maybe you’ll leave behind a good memory or two.

Maybe you’ll touch other people’s lives in some positive fashion. I don’t pretend to know who, or how. A day spent together, a night, weekends, months, I don’t know.

Maybe you’ll help when someone needs it – food when they’re hungry and can’t bear to admit it, a place to stay in a blizzard, maybe you’ll just sit and listen for an hour on a bus while they cry about trauma you can’t even remember. Maybe you’ll go on a blind date to help out a friend and end up with a story. Maybe you’ll meet the love of your life on the internet, and not even realize it for years afterwards.

Life is all about these small moments. It’s all about what happens during. We spend a lot of time thinking about the future, or the past, but the present is constant. And the best you can hope for is that you ease a little pain, make a smile, share with another.

§ One Response to The best you can hope for

  • Turos says:

    You’ve accomplished that, Mr. Rossi. Your various writings across the internet, whether related to World of Warcraft, current events, or just philosophical musings on life, never fail to make me smile, and I often return to old favorites again and again when I need a pick-me-up. I just wanted you to know.

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