The Longing For That ‘One Day’

Tariful Islam

5 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Longing For That ‘One Day’

One day’ is another name of hope. It gives us courage to pierce into the darkness and proceed towards our goal. From our childhood we believe that ‘one day’ we will be that, one day we will overcome our fears, one day we will be at our desired place and so on.

We encounter such ‘one day’ in our lives on many occasions. These situations are different from one another. When we are in deep misery, drowning into internal melancholy, we console ourselves by saying that ‘Don't worry! Everything will be fine one day.’ When our skies are full of darkness and our lives get occupied with hideous pressures, then the term ‘one day’ shows us the door of escapism.

Moreover, when we devote ourselves to achieving a particular goal, we believe that one day we will definitely achieve that goal. This belief makes us strong and helps us to stand against the obstacles. This also inspires us to strive for more. As Paulo Coelho states, “One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.” That's why we sacrifice our time and hard work to get to the goal (that we believe will be achieved one day) as soon as possible.

On the other hand, when a man doesn't have any desire or long for that ‘one day’, his life becomes worthless. He gets nothing to be cherished. Eventually, he is left with no aim at all. He doesn't find any purpose for living his life and consequently ends up with frustrations. So, we shouldn't lose our hopes. No matter how dark the sky is; a beautiful sunshine will always follow. One day the sun will definitely rise.


(The writer is a student of B.A. in ESOL, University of Dhaka.)