Dear friend, the adieu I bid you is laden with reflections on our collective journey through life.
We are stars, shooting stars from a distant galaxy that move through the space of time to brighten our light by shining it. To pour forth the abundance of our incandescence on the cosmic firmament of the human experience. In the process, our glimmering rays link up with other stars who become our friends, but only for a moment. Together, the united effulgence of many stars enhances our individual radiance so we become a chorus that sparkles a melody of light. This is the sweet exchange of friendship, the endearing warmth of human communion and the lasting legacy of earthly experiences. We drink from the light of others, as others in turn imbibe our light. Yet our unique hue adds a new color to this cosmic sky of infinite movement. We impact each other, challenge each other, encourage each other, learn from each other, and thus we each become teachers to each other in this wonderful school of life.
And just as the comfort from this dance of friendship brings our streaking momentum to a halt, then no sooner does the thundering Voice of the Universe reverberate through the cosmos; beckoning us onward to resume our journey. To this end, we become an exploding supernova whose death is not an end, but actually signals another beginning, our rebirth as a new star in a new constellation. Then we are called as before to exchange and grow with these new stars, the same way we did the others we newly departed, in order to continually expand through ever-widening human connections and blessed experiences directed upward in adoration and gratitude to God. On and on the cycle goes, until we are hopefully risen in our maturity unto the heavenly fields towards which all real human experiences urge and gravitate. Birth and death, birth and death, birth and death…in the duality of perpetual experiences until there is no more death, only life eternal.
Dear friend, as you proceed along the course of this personal journey through the Universe and thus toward the cherished objective, I can only wish the greatest Light from the highest Heavens to guide you toward this luminous goal.
A thousand thanks for the many humorous and insightful moments in which you added the light of your star as a unique thread into the tapestry of my own journey. Godspeed dear friend, ad infinitum!
~Ikenna Q Ezealah