She stays with me, but, was gone away for a couple of days. I was to take care of the kids. I was to take care of the home. After so many years with her, I was most irritable when I should actually have been supportive. She needed to be away, but, I did not feel wholesome. She was a part of me and I was troubled to part with her. When she came back home, I told her in a very Jerry Maguire way, "You complete me !!!"
My parents stay a few cities away from us. I meet them once in a while, we talk much more often. I keep up with the goings on in their lives, both the good and the not so good parts. I sometimes feel helpless that I am not around to help. I need to stay away, but, I don't feel wholesome. They are a part of me and I wish I could play my part better. To my parents, "You complete me !!!"
My friends stay all around the globe. I try and catch up as much as I can, mostly virtually. We talk about the old days, we talk about the new days, we laugh together, we cry together. I feel alive in their company and I wish I could do that more often. They are a part of me even though we stay apart. To my friends, "You complete me !!!"
My memories of the people from Tokyo to San Diego, from the faraway places that I visited, stay with me. I follow the happenings in these faraway lands, as time permits and internet allows. When I hear about the natural disasters that rocked a little island, when I hear about the devastation by the Tsunami in Japan, my heart bleeds for them. When I hear of pilgrims dying in a stampede in Southern India, my heart skips a beat. For the unknown in these faraway places, I feel the pain. They are a part of me though I know not what part I play. I say to these unknown warriors of life, "You complete me !!!"
I have been to the mountains and I have been to the sea. I have felt like a grain of sand in the vast beaches of Kovalam. I have felt like a pebble in a little stream at the foothills of the Himalayas. I have felt the insignificance, only to be reminded of the significance. I am part of the greater whole, I am more than just me. I say to myself, "You complete others !!!". Believe in the oneness of the universe and recognize the connectedness. You are a part of me, as much as I am a part of you. "You complete me !!!"