Two of Us

The stars are out tonight

While digging around the 18GB worth of music that I have in my iTunes for some Lea Salonga goodness, I uncovered this gem of an old song from her titled The Journey. It was from her 1993 album and it used to be one of my favourite songs back when I was clad in my sky blue pinafore.

What a journey it has been
And the end is not in sight
But the stars are out tonight
and they’re bound to guide my way

In truth, I am rather thankful for my journey so far. It’s been bumpy and hell of a ride for certain periods but now, the good man up above seems to be settling me down for an enjoyable and peaceful float down the river. Perhaps the awkward and painful years were merely tests of my patience and endurance.

Have I passed? It appears so.

The other day, the boyfriend made a comment about a particular National Day that we had spent together, forgetting if that had been in 2003 or 2004.

“2004,” I replied tersely. “2003’s National Day was the day we broke up.”

There was a short moment of tense silence before he said, “But it’s made us stronger and better, hasn’t it?”

It is true. As we walk on forward, we move towards not the end but another starting point, the beginning of another chapter in our lives. And as I write this, it will forever be imprinted in digital memory that life is good now and this is the sort of happiness that I have been dreaming of since I was young.

It may have taken a few heartbreaking years to get to where I am now but I would not have it any other way. To be with someone whom I have a deep love for and who loves me just as much is a gift that I am thankful for.

Sometimes, I look over at him and wonder what was in the air that particular moment that we met which made him decide that I was the one for him. It could have been somebody else at some other time but no, it’s us.

In addition, I have a job offer which makes me excited. Sure, the money is not that great but it’s something that makes me sit up with widened eyes and a toothy grin. Comparing to how miserable I was exactly two years ago, I think I am moving in the right direction.

As Maria von Trapp sings, I must have done something good.

It’s been quite something, these past 25 years. 2006 has certainly been good to me. And forward, I go.

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What a journey it has been