Thoughts for No One in Particular

Keep the window open

When you part with someone, do you remember the good times or the bad?

 

Maybe shortly after the split, all you can remember are the bad times.

Maybe they are the very reasons you had to go your separate ways, and/or the most recent memories you were left with.

Maybe they are so painful, and/or evoke such strong feelings of anger and resentment, you find the need to be severed from them.

Maybe you push away everything and everyone that would remind you of the bad times, or that someone with whom you shared those times.

 

Maybe you come to believe that parting was the only – but the best – choice at the moment, and feel a sense of relief that you have finally been freed from what has long ailed you.

 

But, maybe after a while, you start to remember more of the good times.

Maybe they are the very reasons you met up, and/or the fondest memories that kept you to stay together.

Maybe they are so sweet, and/or evoke such strong feelings of delight and contentment, you feel the urge to get reattached to them.

Maybe you turn to everything and everyone that would remind you of the good times, or that someone with whom you shared those times.

 

Maybe you come to doubt the decision you once made to part, and feel a sense of regret that you had let things end too early and without much fight.

 

Well, maybe this is an indication that enough time has passed, and you are ready to get reacquainted with that someone and all the feelings they evoke.

 

Of course, there is always a chance that you will go through another round of good and bad times and end up parting once again.

Maybe it will scare you to even imagine the emotional turmoil the reunion may bring with it.

Maybe it will make you think twice (or thrice, or many more times) about opening wide the window to your heart.

 

But I think it is a chance worth taking – some of us never get that second chance. Some of us can never again make new memories, good or bad. For some of us, the window of opportunity is already closed shut forever, and will be stuck with a sense of regret for the rest of our lives.

 

Maybe if you are contemplating reconciliation with that someone, you had left your window open, however thinly, all along.

Maybe if you choose to open it up further, your will eventually see your paths reconverge.

And maybe this time, you will know better how to keep them running side by side.

 

No one can foresee what lies ahead on our paths, but if we do not keep our windows open we will not be able to see anything… not even a second chance that comes our way to cross paths once again with that someone we cannot help remembering.

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