I’ve come to the conclusion that you’ll never forget. Well, forget isn’t the right word, but this feeling you have for him… her… will never change.
It will never be easier.
It will never feel okay to talk to her… him… again. Not like it was.
Because you will always remember those happy moments that made it so right.
Heart, you love him… her… It’s as simple as that. You always will. It’ll never change.
It means continuing to be friends isn’t easy. Maybe it’s not even really feasible…
You want those moments back, even though things ended for all the right reasons.
You’re jealous, that’s okay, even though the reason you let her… him… go was so he… she… could be happy with someone else.
“Love them enough to let them go.”
And you do.
She… he… will keep popping into your dreams when you least expect it. It’ll keep being a quiet comfort.
You’ll keep thinking of him… her… when you’re trying on someone new.
She’ll… he’ll… hang on as long as you keep beating, as long as we keep breathing. He’ll… she’ll… be there at the back of your mind, lingering, with all those memories.
Because love stays with you.
You never forget.
It never fades.
And it’s going to drive you crazy.
Just keep hanging in there and take each memory in stride. Each day it gets easier. Each day it doesn’t feel easier.
Your devoted confidant,
Æverett lives in the northern hemisphere and enjoys Rammstein and Star Trek. He writes both poetry and fiction and dabbles in gardening and soap making. She has two wonderfully old cats, and a dearly beloved dog. He also plays in linguistics, studying German, Norwegian, Russian, Arabic, a bit of Elvish, and developing Cardassian. Language is fascinating, enlightening, and inspirational. She’s happily married to her work with which she shares delusions of demon hunters, detectives, starships, androids, and a home on the outskirts of a small northern town. He’s enjoyed writing since childhood and the process can be downright therapeutic when it’s not making him pull his hair out. It’s really about the work and words and seeing without preconceptions.