“I have to go.”
How do people manage to say those words to someone they love? It must be hard, harder than we’ll ever know. When someone who loves us has to go, it breaks not only us who are being left but also the person who’s saying goodbye. Once we get a hold of something, it’s hard for us to let go. This is desiccating. We just feel empty. There will always be a space in our lives which will never be filled again.
When someone we love says that he or she has to go, we get to hold them for a while then eventually let go of them. That’s it. We walk away with heavy hearts and flashing memories. We stifle our tears because when we let go of people, we should do our best to minimize the pain of everyone. And when it dawns on us- the truth of having someone missing in our lives, we weep. We weep for the unlived moments, untaken chances, and unknown possibilities. But more importantly, we weep for all the times we haven’t spent with them when we had the chance to do so.
It is so important to give a portion of our time, which is our lives, to the people we love. Sooner or later, they will go. After they leave, all we have is traces of memories that will forever be treasured.