October 1, 2013

When People Leave

What to do when people leave you?

  • Do not hate them for it. They are on a journey too. 

  • Understand that sometimes you will be a bandage caressing a temporary wound or you will be a pinnacle of permanency rooted deeply in their heart. Accept that you do this to people too. 

  • Do not step on your feet trying to find a rhythm you are not meant to follow. 

  • Do not let it harden you: continue to nurture, continue to love.

  • People use words as anchors to latch onto bits of you and when they leave remind yourself that the sea never bled itself dry because a ship left it. 

  • Write the nastiest letter and burn it.

  • Yes, they may have illuminated pieces of you that you were unaware existed. But now you do and they are not the last person to remind you.

  • Dizzy yourself with everything you love, like dancing in the kitchen to horrid pop songs or reading Haruki Murakami. 

  • Set all that anger ablaze, you're wasting your time sifting through it. 

  • Internalize the fact that you're still breathing before you met them. 

  • Forgive them.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh. Yeap. Wasting time ja if overthink about that matter kan? Kalau sy, keep busy, pick up my camera, shoot, editing like crazy, and didn't post it anywhere. hahaha.


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