“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” —Hermann Hesse
You don’t want to move on and let go of the past. Why? Because holding onto the past of what you had and what you knew is easier than moving forward and changing the present.
Do not go back to the light at the back of the tunnel. Continue forward in your journey, because the moments of the past are sweetened by subjectivity. This person who loved you for a time is not the same person anymore and neither are you.
I wear your blue checkerboard boxers when the sun forces itself inside my room, a sweltering of heat usually caused by your lips on my neck.
When your heart gets broken, time seems to slow down, as if the universe not only wants you to feel pain, but wants you to be miserable for what feels like an eternity.
She popped into my mind again today. I pictured her face and thought, “If only…..” Again. For the 500th time.
You realize that sometimes that’s truly the only way to move forward: sadly and uncertainly and long before you are ready.
This is the city where you became yourself. But once you became yourself, you left. Your youth had ended and, at first, you did not regret it, but the more time passed since that realization, the more your discomfort grew into disdain.
You’ve spent so many sleepless nights, shed buckets of tears and yet it won’t change the fact that your relationship has finally come to an end. It’s hard to accept the truth and it’s easier to deny things.
Living in the past allows old doors to stay open, and new doors to remain shut.