At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing, where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, is usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we’ve chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them, the people that are still with you at the end of the day – those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need.
In tough times, I have realised who are my chosen ones and who are the ones that hang around only when the going is good and when things are happy happy. I have formed my gang who I know will be around no matter what because they have stood the test of time and made choices about who they want in life. They are just about a handful but I know they are enough or more than enough to get me through this life. Maybe I will meet new people on the way but I would never be able to trust again coz the scars that have been left behind by a few are too deep to be forgotten.
Forgive and forget. That’s what they say. It’s good advice, but it’s not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, we want to be right. Without forgiveness, old scores are never settled… old wounds never heal. And the most we can hope for, is that one day we’ll be lucky enough to forget.