28 March 2009

The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone.

Mr. B. today heard of a distressing news that a person he knew took her own life a month ago out of desperation. While Mr. B. knows the story that started more than a year ago which triggered this unfortunate event, he still could not believe that a person can be so exasperated with life to choose to end it.

Pictures flash through his mind of younger, happier days, the age of innocence; of friendship and camaraderie; all destroyed by one particular act of indiscretion. He thought of those who are left behind to forever carry the burden - the parents, the husband, the child.

As he looks at D. during dinner tonight, he remembers how thankful he is to have a comparatively mundane life with someone he cares about sharing simple joys. Life is definitely worth living.

Photo : Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Oil on canvas by Ronald DeNota
Lyrics : Lennon - McCartney

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