Magic Powers

We all hold some magic powers. Sometimes we are aware of it and sometimes we are not. Some of us can play music or play chess or run amazingly well. Some of us can write poems, some can speak various languages, some can write code really well. The combination of these magic powers makes us truly strong. We should always try to develop new ones and to deepen the ones we already own. Our abilities are endless. It is all about trade-offs. If I do music I do not have time to learn dancing. If I decide to take on knitting I do not have time to do kickboxing. And so on. I have a few. My kids are learning a few.

One thing that makes us less powerful is attitude. Attitude is the absence of strength. It is this trench coat that you wear on top of your clothing to hide your real body and to straighten your look. Attitude shows up when we do not know how to respond to a situation. When we feel powerless. When we feel weak. Attitude makes us lose ourselves. It also makes us lose our truest friends.

I feel sad because I have lost a friend. But then I think of the lines from the Little Prince “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures.” And then I do not feel that sad. Because I am not planning to forget him. True love and friendship live in our hearts. And nobody except ourselves has power over our hearts. I am never powerless. And I will never be. Love is the strongest of our magic powers. Love is not a feeling. It is a power.

I do not look back. The life is like an open field in front of me. Beautiful, endless field of golden rye. I feel like a child on vacations at my grandma’s place in a small village in Russia. I see the blue sky, the sun is bright, I have all the field to run. And I run.

At nights I look at the stars and I remember that I have had a friend.

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