IN THE LOVING MEMORY OF PAUL WALKER
The times through which we are passing have afforded to many of us a confirmation of our faith. Needless to say, I spent my isolation period watching and then re-watching movies. I wish I could describe the dismay that flashed through my soul as I realized how many great actors, who helped made our childhood awesome, are not with us anymore. So here is the beginning of a series of my tributes to all the incredible personalities we have lost. May peace follow them.
Having finished the fast and furious series yet once again – not to mention more in-depth this time, I have finally discovered the element that I was in search of: a visual bond that my own self created with the lovely Brian O’Conner in the movies. It was not the mask he was wearing as Brian but the person he was behind it that always made it enthralling. Paul Walker, a charismatic visionary with a nice touch of showmanship in him – in other words, a role model waiting to be emulated, through his actions or whatsoever it was, always helped show me a totally different aspect of the world. It was inevitable to see him void of emotion. And for people like us, who only get to see the stars they like on a small screen – an old television, it was everything to brighten one’s day. Imagine passing through the most difficult period of your life and the slightest thing you wish to adapt is positivity and strength, and people around you fail to give even a quarter of it. Yet a person, who oughts to be a thousand miles away, is able to achieve the milestone through the merest of his actions; who continues to be a source of entertainment, inspiration, and hope; who subtly revolutionizes the ideology of doing everything you love while living just one life; who helps you draw away the fear you have of sharks just by being on a screen and speaking a language that is not even your first – all of this, and everything else he did himself or was a part of, is what made him different from all the others. His speech of love in all forms, and love being the solution to all problems, is enough to scrutinise what an incredible human being he was and will always be. I may not have the power to bring his heavenly self back to life, but I have the power and hereby full authority to write about him as much as I have of him in memory. Let’s together remember all the beautiful people who we have lost but are watching from the skies above. Let’s not forget: the ones who love us never really leave us. They stay somewhere closer – if not around us then inside us.
So let the light guide your way, hold every memory as you go. And every road you take, always leads you home. HOME. It’s been a long day, without you my friend, and I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. We have come a long way, from where we began. And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.