There are times when even being a grown up we need a break and time to act “childish” as I do when I casually play online games while taking a break from work. The other day one of my friends shared a video that literally made me drop a tear. Even if the story is about the online game League Of Legends, it has a lesson that applies to every human kind, player or non-player : blindness, ignorance, selfishness – words that would describe an entire world, not only some “noob” players.
I usually don’t write articles like this one, but you all knew who was Philip Seymour Hoffman, right ? I remember the first time I saw him acting in the “Capote” movie, wonderful and fascinating. If you haven’t seen it, please do it !
Monday I went to a caffee with three friends, chating and stuff like that, it was a wonderful sunny monday. Home, cleaned out my laptop as I usually do it and then went online to see what happened lately and : shocking news … I see an article that says out loud : “Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment”, even with capital letters, it was horrible. “Why ?“, I asked myself, why everytime somebody dies is because of drug overdose ? And why those who do that are the “perfect” ones ?
Although it’s sad and a big loss, I’ll sound harsh when I’m going to say this but, I truly don’t understand why he did this, or why others did this. Alright it will be unconsciousness, desperate moment, a really bad day, or whatever could be … But why being so selfish taking a drug that knowing it’s bad and it could take everything ? Why when there’s success, a beautiful family, children and a career ahead ! It’s so sad. There are so many cases like Philip Seymour Hoffman, incredible people, wonderful, stunning who loose their heads for a second and then they disappear. They might be overwhelmed, it’s a crazy world indeed but we have to face every day as we do it when there’s nothing but sun.
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In the airoport
It was 8 a.m., I only knew that I was going to depart at 11:30. I really didn’t knew why I woke up so early, why it was just me (and my family) and a few guardians in the main hall or why I felt so senseless, maybe it was too early. What I was supposed to do than to drink a coffee and stop thinking of having a cigarette ? After about an hour I found myself waiting for the check-in, I was the first to pass and apparently so blind and deaf that I never said goodbye to my parents. I thought they will be in the waiting room. There was no duty free, just a little shop where you could appease your thirst, hunger or the impatience in the smoking room.
This was the point when I felt that … that anxiety. There was nobody to talk to, I felt like Alice in Wonderland, so little, so lost but still, so confident. Then, a small man entered the room and took a seat towards mine and I started talking. I couldn’t help it, couldn’t stop it.
Then I learned his story :
At first view, he seemed just a simple man. He didn’t went to college, he found his love when he was still a teenager : farming. Yes, farming. By the years he got deeper and deeper in the work and now he had a house in the UK, he was working really hard, but the way he was describing me each equipment and the processes so excited, he was obviously in love.
Got my seat near the window in the airplane, the entire flight I watched those beautiful clouds, the sky and contemplating on how perfect the world is …
To be continued …