Sunday, February 21, 2010

People I Have Known (In My Life)

When was the last time you went beyond your comfort zone?

There are people I have known who are afraid to go beyond their walls. They are perfectly content on staying inside their fortress. It takes faith to step out. A lot of relationships are lost because of one's unwillingness, for whatever reason, to do their part to make that relationship better, both personally and professionally.

There are people I have known who spent so much time building up the walls around them, when what they really should have been doing is building bridges. Imagine what the world would be like if there was no ethnic seperation or racial hatred. What if human beings could build bridges between each other and make this world a more friendly place? What if that personal relationship had the potential to be something great? Imagine instead of fighting or killing, we actually loved one another. Believe it or not, it's possible. All it takes is tearing down that wall and building a bridge.

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these place had their moments
With lovers and friend I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more

The Beatles - In My Life (Lennon-McCartney)
Released on the 1965 album, Rubber Soul

*Photo by Charley Neal.

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