I’ve been wanting to write this for a while now.
So many good messages in one short conversation. =)
Read, extract and digest. 😉
Kevin McCallister (KM): So, do you bring your friends up here?
Pigeon Woman (PW): I haven’t got many friends.
KM: Oh… sorry.
PW: I’m like the birds I care for. People pass me in the street. They see me but they try to ignore me. They prefer I wasn’t part of their city.
KM: Yeah, it’s sort of like that with my family. I’m kinda the pigeon in the house. Just because I’m the youngest.
PW: Everyone fights for position. Everybody wants to be seen… and heard.
KM: I guess so. I’m seen and heard pretty much. but then I get sent to my room a lot too.
PW: I wasn’t always like this, you know.
KM: Oh, what were you like before?
PW: I had a job. I had a home. I had a family.
KM: Did you have any kids?
PW: No. Ohhh, I wanted them. But the man I loved fell out of love with me. That broke my heart. And whenever the chance to be loved came along again, I run away from it. I stop trusting people.
KM: No offense, but that seems like sort of a dumb thing to do.
PW: I was afraid of getting my heart broken again. You see, sometimes you can trust a person… and when things are down, they forget about you.
KM: Maybe they’re just too busy. Maybe they don’t forget about you but they forget to remember you. I don’t think people mean to forget. I think it just happens. My grandfather says, if my head wasn’t screwed on, I’d leave it in on the school bus.
PW: I’m just afraid that if I do trust someone I’ll get my heart broken again.
KM: I understand that. I used to have this really nice pair of roller blades. And I was afraid that if I wore them, I’d wreck them. So, I kept them in a box. And did you know what happened?
KM: I outgrew them. I never wore them once outside. I just wore them in my room a couple of times.
PW: A person’s heart and a person’s feelings are very different than the skates.
KM: Well, they’re kinda the same thing. If you aren’t gonna use your heart then what’s the difference if it gets broken? If you just keep it to yourself, maybe it’ll be like my roller blades. When you do decide to try it, it won’t be any good. You should take a chance. You got nothing to loose.
PW: Little truth in there somewhere.
KM: I think so. Your heart might still be broken, but it isn’t gone. If it was gone, you wouldn’t be this nice.
PW: Thank you. Do you know that it’s been a couple of years since I talked to anybody?
KM: That’s ok. You’re really good at it. You’re not boring, you don’t mumble or spit when you talk. You should do it more often. I think you just have to wear an outfit that doesn’t have pigeon poop on it.
PW: *Laughs* I have been working very hard in keeping people away, haven’t I?
KM: I always think I’ll have a lot of fun if I’m alone. but when I’m alone, it isn’t that much fun at all. I don’t care how much people bug me sometimes, I’d rather be with somebody than by myself.
PW: So what are you doing running down the streets on christmas eve on your own? Did you get into trouble?
PW: You’ve done something wrong?
KM: A lot of things.
PW: Did you know that a good deed erases a bad deed?
KM: It’s getting pretty late. I don’t know if I’ll have enough time to do all the good deeds I need to erase all the bad ones I did.
PW: Well, it’s christmas eve. Good deeds count for extra tonight.
KM: They do?
PW: Of course they do! So, what you must do now is you must think of the most important thing that you can do for others and go and do it. Just follow the star in your own heart.
KM: OK. It’s getting pretty late. I better get going. If I don’t see you again, I hope everything turns out OK.
PW: Thank you.
KM: Say goodbye to your birds for me.
PW: Oh, I will.
KM: Merry Christmas
PW: Merry Christmas
KM: If you need somebody to trust, it can be me. I won’t forget to remember you.
PW: Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Running away doesn’t solve anything.
If you get hurt again, someone/thing else will come along. And even if people you care about forget about you, I guess they don’t mean to forget. They just forget to remember.
Allah has given us so many good things in life.
Islam. Health. Family. Friends. Life.
Don’t let few hurtful experiences blind you from seeing the pleasures in life you’ve been given.
And what is life anyway if we don’t fall sometimes?
Hurdles make us stronger.
They make us grow.
Be thankful, and enjoy every moment in your life because some of our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are not this lucky.
And who knows how many days are left before we leave this world?