I've learned from my mom and dad how to function on the most basic level, and how to deal with the most horrid of situations. Seen myself aspire to BE my brother, and am now witnessing him doing the same back to me now. I've made the most beautiful of friendships, and the bitterest of enemies. I believe I needed both. I've witnessed the entire lifespan my of my inspirational neighbor from his arrival home after his birth, to his final moments on the day of his murder. I've seen my closest life-long friend become a total stranger to me. Memories of an amazing former friendship is all that remains of us. I've experienced the death of my grandparents and the devastation it left on my own parents. From that, I learned that my parents were not invincible. I see close ones from my early days falling in love, getting married, and some even divorced already! I'm witnessing my best friend progressing from a high school outcast, to a popular kid, to a struggling college man, to successful career man, to a FAMILY MAN. And I've been there to be able to see it all happen.
The bad times. The good times. The scary times. The awkward times. The mad times. Winning. Losing. Everything coming together to form this crazy-ass experience called "LIFE." I've been through hell and high water with this cast of equally twacked out people in my time here. If I could, would I go through it all over again if I had the opportunity?
Thank you ALL.
-DiamonEyes (L.A. Zavala)