It’s Halloween tonight! Aside from joyous celebration, it is also the period for those who adore creepy Halloween movies and dive right in to frightening books about ghosts, vampires and lost spirits. Others are inspired to visit spooky ghost towns while the rest will get chills from hearing friend’s and family’s scary tales and encounters.
I, on the other hand, do not have to get inspired by the season to get a taste of the spooky and scary circumstances. I actually receive a monthly Halloween-like fright! And that is by simply tearing the envelopes sent to me and finding out the amount of my monthly utility dues!
I can bear the sudden presence of scary spirits. I can endure the hair-raising screams of the naughty ghosts. I can withstand the spookiness of nasty looking ghouls but nothing beats my being so damn scared when I receive all these freaking monthly bills! Hahaha!
It’s the last quarter and when I realized that I haven’t gone out of the country this year, I got sad. When I counted that it has been close to eight months that I have been limiting my movement outdoors, I got sad. I actually got sad when I realized I got sad.
Gazing into the affirmative, bouts of sadness may be good for us. Can you just imagine happiness if there is no sadness? Life then would be so dull, nauseating and mind-numbing. Angels in heaven must have been so bored with happiness they prefer descending down to earth in search of sadness and turn the same into glee, delight and gladness.
Life is not about wishing storms to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain.
I am not saying that I would love to bask on sadness. I had so much of it already. But sadness as unwelcome and unwanted as it may seem is a life ingredient. And if bored angels up above ignore us, what is good about us being humans is that we cope. We have the capacity to manage, the ability to handle and the aptitude to deal.
Sadness is like a life’s unwanted storm. It can be intense, horrible and devastating. But life is not about wishing storms to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain. Therefore, we simply just have to dance if bored angels ignore us.