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On December 31st, I had to get ready for moving from the house number “2017” to the new house number “2018”. I had a few hours left to say goodbye to 2017. I knew this moving unable to return back, nor to visit again in the future.
The house “2017” would be close forever, and no one can move in my place. I reviewed my “365 files “that I used to work in this house. Each file had different title depended on what had happened on each day like sadness, happiness, hopeless, meaningless, completeness and more. “Should I bring all of them with me to the new house?” I asked myself.
Suddenly, I heard the voice of 2017 said,
“You cannot bring all of them with you to the new place, just leave them here. I will take good care all of them.”
“Please! Please, let me have them.” I begged with my regret and tears.
“Remember, it doesn’t matter how much you like and how much you love these files, you must leave them behind. You are not allowed to take them. Don’t cry my dear one. This is a law of life. Not only you, but everybody has to do the same.” 2017 tried to comfort me.
“How can I leave these entire behind? All are mine. You are selfish! You want to have them for yourself. You do not even allow me to come back to visit again. Please, let me stay here a bit longer. ” I tried to delay my leaving.
“I understand how you feel, my dear, but do you know? Time already set my last breathing to stop at 12:00 A.M. of 31st December. After you leave me, my body will place in the graves called “History“ as same as many earlier years before me” The 2017 paused for a while, then continued.
“This is a reason that time does not allow you or anyone to come back for visiting me again. It is useless to try to hold me and do not let me go. Please don’t cry for my ending, and you have to be ready for starting your new 365 files at your next destination, 2018. You will be very busy to keep up everything in each file. You have to leave as soon as my time finish. Don’t cry for me, don’t sad for me because I am happy at my ending. You can remember me as your guideline while you are continue learning at 2018.” Spoke softly of 2017.
“As we will be apart soon, I will let you have something to go as my last gift for you.” 2017 said.
“Wow! Wow! Wow! How nice you are!” I delighted.
“Here is a list you can take with you to your new 2018, please don’t lose them during you stay at 2018. You can share these items to others, if you want to.” Then 2017 handed out the list for me to read:
“Now start to pack all these things in your bag and be ready for your new journey. Oh! By the way, do not take all those nonsense problems, frustration, and bad memories with you just discard them or leave them to die with me at 12:00 A.M tonight. Please say Hello to 2018 for me, and I’m sure you will be fine, don’t worry. Good luck and goodbye my dear.” 2017 slowly closed eyes and stopped breathing when the last-minute arrived.
“Farewell, my old-time 2017, although I cannot come to visit you forever, but I will keep you in my memory to encourage me to face new life in 2018” I picked up my bag and walked toward 2018. I have confidence that I will be a good luck one as long as I keep all gifts from 2017 with me.
© Rungaroon Plintron, 2018