We haven’t spoken in days, but I needed time to think all through.
You’re right, life is ironic: takes absence to value presence, takes sadness to know what happiness is and gives us darkness to see the stars. It’s all a contradictory game. Remember when you told me that we all accept the love we think we deserve? Well, we don’t only accept it, we stick to it. We’re in a crap relationship, we are unhappy and we live our life miserably hiding behind the excuse we’re just trying to make it work.
We’re all afraid of change. We’re terrified of the unknown and of the idea that after many years giving up is like a failure. Is it better to be worse? Would you be happier to be unhappier?
Yesterday I went to visit this magic and colourful place in Barcelona called Park Guëll. One of the greatest architects, Antoni Gaudi, planned and directed the construction of the landmark from 1900 to 1914 for a residential park intended for a few single- family residences. However, after fourteen years, the project was unsuccessful and never fully completed.
“Park Guëll: the greatest failure,” read the front page of a Spanish national newspaper.
In the early 20’s the park became city property and founds several ways to transform itself preserving the architectural treasure that Gaudi had built for it. At present 9 million people from all over the world visit the park every year and UNESCO has recognized it as a world heritage.
So my friend Gaudi reassured me: even when things don’t work the way we’ve planned them, life will always find a way to rebuild itself up. In our silent conversation Gaudi explained me that the love and the hard work we put into something never get wasted, what we give comes back to us in different forms and shapes. Ends are new beginnings and change is the only possible road to happiness. Love never stays the same, it needs to transform itself to survive.
Now pull yourself together, be unashamedly contradictory and do whatever your heart says, it knows all the answers. You cannot fail at being yourself.
Meanwhile I’ll pray for you. I’ll ask the wind to blow a little bit harder tonight. I’ll demand it to cross the ocean, travel through cities filled with music and strange people to carry for you my words of affection.
You know it’s possible. I believe in magic.