Monday, October 2

My First Cigarette

During the early morning of this day, something trajic occured in the life of my closest friend in Wellington...
A 4 year blooming flower has just been sliced off... under mutual agreement...

After work at our respective restaurants and getting home to Cumberland together...
Upon reaching the glass sliding doors, he told me to go up first, i was reluctant & suspicious...
i asked why...
in his dismay he took out a pack of cigarettes...
lighted one... and broke a 10 months & 2 days record of not smoking since his 7 year smoking chain.

I waited for the other smokers to finish & leave before i said anything...
"What's wrong? tell me..." i insisted even thou he tried a few times to evade the topic...
there was something broken inside of him that was hidden bt somehow apparent to me...

Upon further prodding, he finally confessed...
right then at that moment, i knew that i needed to show him a gesture of my support...
i dropped the books in my arms and reached out an empty hand...

"Give me one... i cant let u go through this alone... I must smoke with you!"
He tried to discourage me... but my resolve was unbreakable...
soon he handed me my very first cigarette & a lighter...
And i learnt to smoke... for the first time ever in my life... breaking a promise i made to myself a long time ago...

There is ntg i wont do for this brother...
Im with him...
even though we dont see eye to eye in many many aspects...
I know one thing we will not forsake...
Each Other's Moment of Need.

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