Strangers again, and again, and always again

“I think that if life separates us and we end up in totally different places, always remember when our paths aligned for this period of time, and I’ll be thankful for that. And I hope that wherever you are, you’ll be thankful too. I think that’s the best we can wish for.” – Josh


“There is a reason I said I’d be happy alone. It wasn’t ’cause I thought I’d be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It’s easier to be alone. Because what if you learn that you need love, and then you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it, and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is, death ends. This? It could go on forever.”

– Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

I wish I could say I didn’t know how we became like this, but I can’t, because the truth is that this seems like all we’ve ever been. Fighting about things that shouldn’t even have mattered, but not addressing the issues that have always come between us. Instead, we chose to block it all out by being┬ácivil at best and cruel at worst.

When you feel as though you’ve become strangers all over again, the prospect of being alone suddenly doesn’t seem so terrifying.

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