"The past can hurt.
But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it"
- Rafiki's wise words to Simba in The Lion King
You can either run from the past or learn from it.
Or maybe just accept it, and move on.
There are things one has no control over.
In the afternoon today, while driving for lunch with my family, I had stopped my car just before the pedestrian crossing at the traffic light.
Within a few seconds, other vehicles had passed mine to stop on the pedestrian crossing, or even farther up.
Nothing new there. I experience it all the time.
And then a banner with faces of politicians - one big, multiple small - printed on it fell on my car.
Things fall on cars - I read about a crane falling and killing the driver of a car waiting at the traffic light.
One of the first things I heard this morning was about a midnight sprawl the night before that ended in the death of a 22-year-old.
That is what I thought of at that time. The uncertainty, that experience teaches us, is scary.
Learn from the past, yes.
Accept the fact that you have to choose not to be scared, even when you don't have control.
The past hurts. And it teaches.
Embrace it, with all its smiles and frowns.
And choose to live life.