I was taught to take good care of the things that we love the most and want us to last us a long time. I was taught to carefully wash my hats with a soft cotton rag, some cold water, and a little bit of soap so that the hat wouldn’t lose its form, but also so that it could always look clean and crisp.
I was taught that sneaker laces can be washed, or easily replaced. I was taught that rubbing alcohol should not be used on certain materials because it causes them to turn yellow over time, and that hot water can simply make other colors fade right away.
I was taught that your bathtub should always be white, and that if the track on its floor is black, then it is dirty, which means that there is room for it to be cleaned, contrary to popular belief.
I was taught that sweaters should be folded and never hung, and that people that don’t squeeze toothpaste tubes from the bottom up are lazy in almost every aspect of life; lazy readers, lazy thinkers and illogical minds.
It is because of these things that I always figured that you should take good care of the people that you love, too. Because if you take good care of them then they would last in your life for a long time, and maybe until forever..
I thought my ability to provide you stability,
Was what was really G—okay, silly me. —Fabolous, “Pachangas”
Over time I have learned that how good we treat someone should have zero to do with us wanting to keep them forever because that is not up to us. How long someone stays with us is less about us and more about them.
'I really hate when you say that you know me because who I was yesterday is not who I am today, and who I am today, is not who I will be tomorrow.’
Now does what I am saying make sense? about the people that choose to stay in our lives, or choosing to leave them having nothing to do with us, and everything to do with them?
Treat the things you want to keep in your life for a long time good because you care. Take good care of them because that is who you have always been, and then they can never see anything else but the truth from you when they want to dig deep. You will never disappoint them for as long as they stay in your circle because what they are seeing are your very truest colors.
Cyrus Pavel. 2014