It makes the other one more precious and also not enough. We have to try to fill not only our own boots but other people’s too – yours, Leo’s, Dad’s. We have to expand at the moment we feel the most shrunk.
In the end, a lack of compatibility is what ruins relationships. You can’t force someone to be an eagle when they are a duck. Nobody wants to fly solo. Dreams were meant to be shared together.
He made me feel less lonely tonight by letting me into his world, and I found that I really liked being there. I wasn’t ready to go back to my own.
Letting go looks different for everyone, I think. Sometimes it’s as simple as waking up one day and deciding not to let your past rule you. Other times it’s a process; slow moving and painful, like trudging through a forest of thorny vines in hopes that you’ll find freedom on the other side.
I closed my eyes and turned my face into the cold wind. When I felt it swept along my skin there was no past. No future. Just now.
To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.
Simply put, the best revenge is to live an awesome life.
Honesty is vulnerability. Sadly, not everyone can handle someone’s honesty. However, lying allows people to be comfortable.
And the next time I reach for my pen,
it won’t be to write about you again.
The sun will feel warm on my skin once more,
and I will get drunk on the colors of the sky
instead of tasting hangovers dripping from strangers’ lips.
No matter how much you stress or obsess about the past or future, you can’t change either one. In the present is where your power lies.