Tuesday, September 23, 2014

お友達とのお別れ

先日大切なお友達が天国へと旅立ちました。
ひょんな事からお友達になり、私が大変だった時に沢山助けてもらいました。
初めて会った時からずっと前から友達だったように接してくれて、楽しい時間を一緒に沢山過ごしました。
彼女がグアムへ来た時は、一緒に毎晩飲んで食べて騒いだり、島をぐるっと 一周ツアーしたりしました。
私が日本へ遊びに行った時も、素敵なお店でご飯をごちそうしてくれたり、ホームパーティーやお泊まり会に参加したりして楽しかった。
今年の2月にグアムであった時は、また寒くなったらこの冬も逢えるものだと、すっかり安気にしてたから、本当に突然のお別れにびっくりしてます。
彼女から沢山の優しさと幸せをもらいました。
ありがとうございます。またどこかで逢いたいです。

この間のグアムの大きな地震といい、今回の彼女との突然のお別れといい、なんだか最近いろいろと考えてしまいます。
毎日平穏で暮らせる事って、当たり前のように思えるけれどすばらしい事なんだよね。毎日を大切にしなくちゃと、こんな事があるとまたふと思います。それを忘れないように生きていかなくちゃです。
Just a few days ago, my dear friend passed away due to her illness.. I was devastated to hear that news...  
I was having a difficult time with my life when I met her.  Since the first day, she took me under her wings and treated me like we had known each other for a long time.
When she was on Guam, we laughed and talked over many many drinks and food, or we toured around the island together.  When I was in Japan, she invited me to her home party and sleep over at her place, or spend great time with her.
Since I saw her on Feb, I just believed that I would see her this winter again like she always comes back to Guam in wintertime.  But no more...sigh..
I had many many great memories with her, and she gave me so much of kindness and happiness. It is very hard.. My mind is just wondering why... I am very sad.
 Rest in Peace. I am grateful to have met you. I will see you again...somewhere again..

Recent experience of a big earthquake here(M6.9) and this sad new of my friend made me really think a lot about life.  Almost around the same time, I came across with this blog post of Leo Babauta's Zen habit.  (btw, I met his sister during my Yoga TT, and I had goose bumps to have found out she is his sister.), and I thought that I just need to remind myself this all the time
"Imagine if you had a month to live: how would you spend it?

You could spend it with the people you love, soaking up time with them, really paying attention to every word they said. You could go out and have some amazing experiences, explore the world. You could spend it learning as much as you can, in books and by studying life itself.

You could create something. You could make the world better. You could put your stamp on the world by creating art, or making people’s lives better."

4 comments:

  1. いちごちゃんの言う通りだね。
    ほんとに、毎日平穏。ありがたいんだよね。それなのに人間は欲が強くなってしまう。。
    私も色々考えた。
    ひろまめ

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    1. ひろまめちゃん、そうそう平穏が一番。でも、そうやって思っていられる今が一番だね。

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your friend. It is hard to deal with it but we all living friends are sending you love!!!

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    1. Thanks, Marcela:) I really appreciate that you are sending so much love:)

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