An Open Letter to The Best Friend
Dear Best Friend,
I am in love with the song you composed for me. I am listening to it at this very moment. If you might recall, I told you about the recent familial complications I am going through. Melancholy paid me a visit, but you made it go away when I listened to the song you composed for me. You gave me an excellent company — You, even by mere voice alone.
You deserve a message of gratitude, but I owe you a whole lot more than that. You made me realize something of this friendship, as with all the other realizations, our friendship seems to have an abundant resource of realizations. I have been thinking of where am I directing my attention? Where have I been fixing my mind’s gaze?
It is in our nature to be captivated by things that glimmer — things that are sources of light and shine. Those distant, glimmering lights that we desire to get a hold of or just to be with. However, not all that glimmers will do us good and not all that glitters is gold.
Although it is in our nature to head where the light and shine is, not all sources of light must be blindly followed. We have this tendency to be blinded by the light. Like how moths are attracted to light, they pursue it with inexhaustible desire. But this very light can be the source of their demise, for the source of brightness may come from a hungry flame. As the unaware moth flies toward the light, the candle’s flame engulfs the moth in fire. Such is the same situation I have found myself to be.
You reminded me that there comes a point in our life when we come to gain clarity regarding who really matters, who never did, and who always will. You are the catalyst who inspired this shift within me. I was blinded by the light, seeking glory from a place where my efforts will only be for naught. I believed it to be a perpetual sentiment, but it is about time for it to end. I am exhausting my time and attention for empty pursuits. With your gift, my frame of mind was redirected to where it matters most — my friendship with You and those that have become dear to me.
Along with the Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio you’re obsessing about. I will also introduce to you the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle consists of three concentric circles with WHY as a bull’s eye in the center, the HOW wrapped around that, and the WHAT as the outermost circle. Let us skip the HOW and WHAT. I will be applying this Golden Circle to circles of friendship and the WHY seems to be the only one applicable.
In my Golden Circle of friends, you belong in WHY. And you might ask, Why? The WHY gives an answer of meaning. You give our friendship a meaning, something that I can believe in and can be a source of strength and comfort.
In light of knowing you for nearly four years now, opened my eyes to see that we have experienced the extremes. Both the good and the bad, the best and the worst, the laughter and tears, the ups and downs, and all the duality you can ever imagine. The fights were not for naught, the conflicts only made it possible for us to become closer to the desirable Golden Mean. We could not have progressed if we didn’t extend our reach to each other and go the extra mile.
I can only go so far by myself. With you by my side, the world is mine for the taking. My plans of world domination is already in its first phase. I am truly grateful, far more than you can ever imagine in the most extreme hyperbole, the cosmic-intertwining of our destiny.