Life is unfair and there are no two ways about it. At times, it mocks you in the face, the rest is elusive; gone before you even get the time to realise what you lost! But amidst all, it goes on and it nudges you to travel along. Whether you like it or not.
Having said that, having lost, I have realised that time is of the essence. The more we make of it, the less we will lament after it has lapsed. I’m sorry for the lessons on philosophy but I came across a post that moved something inside me. Allow me to share?
Your and mine favourite, Vikas Khanna just took to Facebook to pen a heartfelt note about his father and you’ll miss on a lot if you miss it!
On Jan 31, 2015, as a morning ritual, I called home and to speak to my Mom and Dad. Dad was super excited for 2 reasons, Serena Williams was playing Finals for Australian Open and Mercedes had signed me up for their association. He told me that it was his dream to drive his son’s Merc. I laughingly said that why didn’t you tell me before, he joked and said, “you had never asked.” We laughed as usual and disconnected.
At noon on the same day, he passed away. No child can ever be ready for this loss; it leaves a hole in your heart. Makes you feel empty, betrayed by Gods and unprotected to the World.
I still wonder about the line he said, “you had never asked.” So many times since that unfortunate day, I wish I could have done more for him, made him proud, and fulfil all his wishes.
Life lesson – Don’t wait for a single more moment. Our parents might never ask for anything and just give all their lives for us. Surprise them, spoil them, hug them, ask them about their dreams, and love them.
Because one day you might be able to buy a fleet of cars, but you can’t buy time.
Only if we knew a way to please time in our favour. Only if… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Vikas. Thank you, for this.
Read the post here.