You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so long.
Call me a naive idealist, but I am a believer that in times of darkness the one thing we have left, that we must hold onto, is hope. The very essence of hope is found by looking forward, towards the future; in light of the darkness this War of Terror has cast upon us, this is my message to my peers and the world's future.
The world is going through a lot of pain. But in dark times, we also see that people stand together as bright torches shining through the blackest night. When people in great suffering cannot keep their faith and kneel to the ground in discouragement, let us who still can share our faith and our courage with them.