we have time

This is for you Sandy

we have time for all.
to sleep, to run this way and that,
to regret that we were wrong and to wrong again,
to judge others, and to absolve ourselves.

we have time to read and write,
to correct what we wrote, to regret what we wrote,
we have time to make plans and do not respect them,
we have time to do our illusions and to stir by their ashes later.
we have time for ambitions and diseases,
to blame the destiny and the details,
we have time to look the clouds, ads or some accident,
we have time to get across the questions,
to postpone the answers,
we have time to shatter a dream and reinvent it,
we have time to make friends, and lose them,
we have time to receive lessons and to forget them after that,
we have time to receive gifts and to not understand them.
we have time for all.

it’s no time just for a little tenderness.
when to do it, we die.
I learned some things in life that I share with you too!
I learned that you can not make someone to love you,
all you can do is to be a beloved person.
the rest … it’s up to others.
I learned that whatever I could care the others might not care.
I learned that it takes years to win trust and
you only can lose it in a few seconds.
I learned that no matter what you have in life but who you have.
I learned that your charm is useful for about 15 minutes,
after that you better be good on something.
I learned that you should not compare with what
others can do better but what you can do.
I learned that no matter what people are going
but what difference can I do to resolve.
I learned that however you cut, everything has two sides.
I learned that you have to leave your loved ones
with warm words might be the last time you see them.

I learned that you can still continue long time
after you said you can not do it anymore.
I learned that heroes are those who do whatever it takes,
whenever it takes regardless of consequences.
I learned that there are people who love you but
they don’t know to look so.
I learned that when I am angry I have the right to be angry
but I do not have to be mean.
I learned that true friendship continues to exist even at
long distance and this is true also for real love.
I learned that if someone does not love you as you wish
does not mean do not love you with all her/his heart.
I learned that no matter how good is a friend for you however
he/she will hurt from time to time and you must forgive him for that.
I learned that it is not always enough to be forgiven by others,
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I learned that no matter how much suffering,
the world will not stop in place for your grief.
I learned that the past and the circumstances may influence
your personality but you’re responsible for what you become.
I learned that if two people are arguing, does not mean that they do not love
eachother nor the fact that not arguing proves they love eachother.
I learned that sometimes you have to put the person
in the first place and not his deeds.
I learned that two people can look the same thing
and can see something completely different.
I learned that regardless of consequences those who
are honest with themselves get ahead in life.
I learned that life can be changed in a few hours
by people who do not even know you.
I learned that when you think you got nothing to give, when a friend call,
you will find the strength to help.
I learned that writing and speaking can calm pain burdens.
I learned that people who you care the most are taking too fast from you.
I learned that it is too difficult to know where to draw the line
between being gracious, not to hurt people and to face it out.
I learned to love as I can be loved.
I learned …

we have time by Octavian Paler (romanian writer)