A Real Human Being

Life is unpredictable. It’s also very fragile…and at some point unfair. We’re sometimes born into circumstances we’ve never chosed to be a part of. Sometimes life becomes like a living hell and you don’t see any other option than cut loose from the suffering….leaving to a better place where to find peace. Peace that couldn’t be found here. Yesterday I was told that a childhood friend of mine just passed away. I was chocked. We’re the same age and he had a whole life in front of him…and suddenly he is not existing anymore. I only have good memories of him, a joyful, funny guy with a big heart and beautiful soul…handsome and charming. He was fearless, nice and I remember how he used to come to me and my friends defense if someone were acting bad to us in school. Like a hero, a real human being…. I guess that was the image most of us had of him. But he was suffering for certain things but I never knew nor I could imagine that I one day would recieve the news that he’s not among us anymore. It’s sad and it’s a tragedy. But I know, that he is much better off where he is now than here. This life never treated him good or fair and he simply had to leave to start a new life in a beautiful place.

I think we once in a while need to stop our high speed life and look around us. What are we acctually living for? Who do we love in our life? And what memories would we like to bring with us when we meet death? I think this high speed and over consuming society makes people rush towards something undefined. People are running after illusions. People are sacrifying themselves for things that acctually doesn’t gives what they NEED only what they WANT. It’s the people around us we need to focus on, live for and love. Life can be taken away from us when we least expect it and that’s why it’s important to make the right choices, before it’s too late.

Sources to the images:

“my heart is so tired” image from

“self destroyed” image from

“everyone leaves” from http://this–too–shall–

“lost” image from:

About Author

This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • laura
    28 November 2011 at 23:02

    Thank you for that! You’re very beautiful inside and outside! Enjoy Asia!

  • Solli
    15 January 2012 at 21:47

    Thanks Laura!

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