I am not the only one who never stops searching for the most extraordinary perfume, when the truth is that special smell belongs to an extraordinary man who never leaves my side.
I am not the only one who looks for some unusual present just to surprise the man who expects nothing from me.
I am not the only one who desires a quiet heart.
I am not the only one who bleeds from within due to the world’s disasters that seem not to have any solution.
I am not the only one who dreams of a better world, but do little to make a difference.
I am not the only one who believes that everything is possible.
I am not the only one who seeks endlessly for a real model in life who I would like to follow without questioning anything.
I am not the only one in search for a leader, despite the struggles of the mind to accept the idea that we are vulnerable and that we all need someone to look up. Our weaknesses make us human.
I am not the only one who knows that there is nothing more powerful than love.
I am not the only one who acknowledges Christmas, Easters, Thanksgivings, Ramadans as pure religious events, but also as a chance of approaching those who seem to be always so distant, even living under the same roof.
I am not the only one who bets on positive changes for the New Year.
I am not the only one who avoids thinking of tragedies that could occur to us all at any moment.
I am not the only one who desires to hug humanity, just to feel finally what it is like to be part of a greater force.
I am not the only one who fears riding all the way through this life as a tourist, without having done anything of significance.
I am not the only one who most of the time ignores the sacrifices of others, when these should be hallowed.
I am not the only one on a mysterious path, full of curves and unforeseen dangers.
But I am the only one who in this precise moment feels in my particular way the wind of change, that same wind that passes by us every day, bringing hope and strength along with it. This is the same wind that we do not always feel caressing our skin, shouting to be heard.
A sea of chances is in front of me, simply waiting to be explored. The first step towards new adventures and stunning discoveries has to be mine.
Leave aside everything that is not worth your life! The time is now.
Luciana B. Veit