Blog Post #44: Beyond The Now

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IMG_3626I think the moral of this picture, and eventually this post, is that there is always a beyond; there is always an end that you have no way of seeing, and the only thing you can do is trust that the “dots will connect”.

Originally, this post was going to be about what true love really is, and how it’s just wanting the best for the other person, even if that doesn’t benefit you, and even if they don’t love you back.

But I found another quote – a better one (in my opinion) – and I don’t have to comment on love. I believe that this topic can be much more engaging and, hopefully, helps you carry on.

“Well, does not this tell you that in grief, as in life, there is always something to look forward to beyond?”

In this scene, the Count of Monte Cristo is essentially telling Maximilien Morrel to carry on with his life, after he believes Valentine, his love, to be dead. Max doesn’t know that this is basically a Romeo and Juliet excerpt, and that Valentine isn’t really dead, but the Count does. He chooses not to give Max the truth yet, and this pain gives Max the urge to commit suicide, but this time “Friar” Monte Cristo manages to prevent the deaths and takes Max under his wing.

I believe a lot of our own personal real-life hardships can also be looked at this way. It’s a matter of whether you want to mope around and drink your own tears before you get out of bed or believe that everything is simply a temporary lesson, and that things will make sense in the future.

Do not worry if you’re life seems like it’s falling apart.

“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.”

Remember the words of Marilyn Monroe. Listen to music. Believe in yourself. Trust in the future.

It’s okay to cry, but I never, ever, ever want you to feel like it’s over.

It’s not.

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