Last night I came across this visual and it immediately struck a chord. I posted it on my FB page as well as on my Pinterest board and I realised it resonated in many hearts.
Why do we hurt for something that can never be?
Why can't we let go?
It should be easy, right? That person is no longer in your life--so shut them out and move on.
But it never is.
Memories of happy times come back to dance on the edges of reason to mock and jeer you.
And it hurts.
Like jagged edges of a broken glass.
Like pin pricks of a million needles.
You long for their voice, you want to be with them, you yearn for the old warmth and easy laughter. You yearn for the time when you used to talk to each other and instantly the world would be a better place.
But it is long gone now, and the relationship lives only in your memories.
You never think something that gave you such joy can cause you this much pain. Yet it does. But you learn to cope. You smile bravely and pretend it does not matter anymore. But deep down you remember it all. You might have pushed it into a box and shut it tight, deliberately distracting yourself with other things so you do not have to think about it. But the box does open, many a time so unexpectedly with such little keys--like a song on the radio which held a special memory, or may be someone saying something which used to be the special phrase you used when it was just the two of you.
It never leaves really, does it? How can you erase something that has already been?
That is precisely why the above lines make so much sense. "If it still hurts, you still care."
I guess some things will always be. Maybe shut in a box, maybe pushed into the attic. But existing nevertheless.
To deny would be lying to yourself just as mourning for something that cannot be and wallowing it it would be shutting the doors to many more happy memories waiting to happen.
Life is full of surprises. And time is ticking.
So go out there, give your best smile, Grab it, LIVE it, revel in it.
You may be amazed at what it gives back. _________________________________________________________________________________
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