Friday, October 23, 2015

Satellites of Life

People in our lives are sometimes permanent, others are temporary and some come in and out of our lives like some satellite that ebbs into and out of our orbits for periods of time. Each of these types is bound to come across in your life. People you take classes with, people from a particular job or circle of friends, people from grade school, from highschool or even summer camp.

What’s interesting is that some of these people come in and out of your life and it’s not that they’re fickle, it’s just that they’re not permanent staples in our lives and are instead people who do hermit appearances. I know quite a few people like that who pop in and out of my life and it’s always a great joy to see them because I know the movie of my life is going to get a pretty awesome cameo.

I write about this because talking to a friend, we discussed how some people are fickle in our lives and then I made the distinction between fickle and random and they agreed naming three people off the top of his head that do the same.

Here’s the thing, as people we sometimes want people all the time in our lives and other times we even want some out of our lives. That’s all fine and dandy, except life has a way of doing its own thing with no regard whatsoever for your plans and these satellites of life are a lovely reminder of how pleasantly random life can be. You can see these people in the line at the bank, at the mall, at some random shop, or even in a different country.

And that’s a great thing because you can have that little shot of them in your life and something you can often remember positively. It’s all an invitation to flow and enjoy the moment and those you are able to share with the fascinating people in your life. Those who are there for the long run and beyond. That’s because even if someone is out of your life, that doesn’t mean you can’t be open to having a chance encounter and having it be a great positive in your life.

Peace, love, and maki rolls.


  1. all positives i feel...they all teach something,add something,become a fragment of us...beautiful post Jorge,love how you write ...have a nice day :)

    1. thank you for such kind words. Definitely inspires me to keep writing. And indeed, much to learn from our satellites :D my best to you