Anthony Tesija’s Meditation is another one that many people will find relatable. It’s about a time of change in his life that prompted him to start journalling.
It comes in the form of a calendar, for which each press of a button stamps an emoji on the next day. As we know, these simple images can tell quite the story, so we can assume that Anthony had his heart broken, was understandably sad for a length of time, went on a journey, returned, was sad some more, moved out. And life continued.
A friend of mine is going through a similar period of change right now, so I’ve recently had reason to recall the biggest breakup in my own life. It didn’t prompt me to journal – though that may well have been good for me and my poor friends who had to hear my cyclic thoughts instead – because I’m the kind of person who actively tries to forget negative events from my life. But the sudden void in my life did slowly gather many wonderful achievements, people, and habits of my own. It’s when I started to bake once a week, which I still more or less manage several years later.
In hindsight, I think it is helpful to look back at these times in our lives, if only to remind ourselves how far we’ve come. I wonder how Anthony will feel if he looks back on this game again in a year, or five.