I’ve been MIA for quite some time, sorry about that. Today’s weather reminded me about this conversation I had with a guy at the airport last March and I just had to write about it.
See, due to the weather, my flight from Iloilo got delayed and I once again found myself alone at the airport. For five hours. I will dissect later why is it that my flight always, always gets delayed more than 3 hours when I fly alone (record was 21 hours) but now, I just want to share a part of the conversation.
I was sitting on the floor charging my phone when this tall guy sat beside me to charge his phone too. He struck up a conversation and asked about the Philippines in general and Iloilo in particular. He was a Kiwi, maybe around 30-35 years old, and works for a graphic design company.
It’s a long story how he got there, plus we talked for over an hour about so many things, so I’m not going to bore you with the details. But there’s this little nugget of wisdom he said that I will quote as best as I can:
What I realized was that people can’t be everything you want. But the best ones stick with you even when you can’t get yourself together. Choose the one who lives through your failures with you.
That, Kiwi guy whose name I forgot, is beautiful.