We Remain Unchanged

A Fable
Dear ____________ {Insert name here}
Looking at you is like looking at a wilted rose.  It blossomed, bloomed and now remains the same.  And you remain the same.  Beautiful, untouched, always there.  Though time and circumstance now divide us, you were once there for me, or so I thought.  It seemed you cared for me when no one else did, or so I thought.  But sometimes time doesn’t move past you.  It moves through you and it helped me see you in all your glory, in your hey day, in your truth, and now in your decay.  In some ways I wish we could endure and conquer but I know if that were true, I would walk away.  Because although we are both growing, in some ways we remain unchanged.  In the mirror I see myself and what could have been me, if we were to become a real family.  But what is actually revealed brings more satisfaction.  A plant cannot grow without water and grow I did, with what ever water you provided.  For that, I thank you.  

A Lesson
There are some people who come in to our lives for a reason, some that stay forever, and those whose time with us passes by all too quickly.  Friends, family, lovers, whoever they are, wherever they may be they all deserve some words of gratitude and thanks.  No one is perfect.  It’s the imperfections that make us all so wonderful.  But it’s also the imperfections that cause us pain, that cause relationships to end, family members to stay out of touch, friendships that fall apart.  But before we see that imperfection, there is also usually a glimmer of hope and some faith in every relationship.  For every person that has moved past you in one way or another, though you may or may not have told them how you really feel, there was no doubt a moment of understanding shared between the two of you.  A moment where you looked into each others eyes and smiled knowingly about something, someone, somewhere.  For those moments, give thanks.  Because at the end of the day, really it’s those moments of understanding, of sameness that should be remembered in any and all relationships.  There was once something you shared together and that sharing allowed you both to grow, whether you choose to accept it or not.  We often think about what we regret, miss or didn’t do.  But look at what you did do and perhaps you’ll remember a perfect moment shared between you and that someone who, for however long, loved you.

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