Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Art of Letting Go

Why do we have to part while the love is still there? Why do we have to suffer? Why do we have to cry when someone bids goodbye? Why do beginnings have an end? Why do we have to meet, only to lose in the end.There are questions left unanswered, left unsaid, letters left unread, poems left undone, songs left unsung, love left unexpressed, promises left unfulfilled.In a relationship, one of the hardest thing to do is SAYING GOODBYE and LETTING GO. It is hard as breaking a crystal because you'll never know when you will be able to pick up the pieces again. More often than not, they who go, feel not the pain of parting; it is they who stay behind that suffer, because they are left with memories of a love that was meant to be, a love that last.At the beginning & at the end of a relationship, we are embarrassed to find ourselves alone. Unfair as it may seem, but that’s the way love goes. That’s the drama, the bittersweet & the risk of falling inlove. After all, nothing is constant but change. Everything will come eventually to its end, without us knowing how, without us knowing when, without us knowing why. And we must forget, not because we want to, but because we have to.In letting go, sorrows come not as a single spy but in battalion. It seems that everywhere you go, everything you do, every song you here, every turn of your head, every move of your body, every beat of your heart, every blink of your eye and every breath you take; always remind you of him. It’s like a STAB OF KNIFE, A TORTURE IN THE NIGHT. Funny how the world becomes depopulated when only one person is missing. Just imagine, there are 4 billion people on earth & yet it seems u feel lonely & empty without him.I don’t know if its worth calling an art, but letting go entails special skills sparkle with a considerable space & time. TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS, BUT IT TAKES A LITTLE PUSH ON OUR PART. Acceptance plays a part. Not all wishes come true. Not all love stories end with “AND THEY LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.” Letting go, is just another way to say "i'll always love you so..."

Thursday, November 18, 2004

My Ex

The Ex

Now I have an idea why people make such a big deal about exes. You know...Stuff like, getting over the ex. Dealing with the ex. Being friends with the ex. Being the ex.
I am an ex.
I know that it's stupid --- and silly -- to sound as if my whole life revolved around being somebody's ex girlfriend. But I can't help it... that title packs a pretty strong punch. I am now an official member of the "loved-and-lost" club. And while it's a title I don't exactly want, I have to admit that it does say some things about me.
I am an ex.
I once loved someone who loved me back. But he didn't want to stay...So I had to let him go. I cried.... a lot. I spent countless nights wondering what went wrong, muffling my sobs with my pillows so my parents wouldn't suspect that something was amiss. I'd reminisce about our happy times, then break down when I'd realize that he was no longer mine. I analyzed every single detail of our breakup. I wrote long emails to my closest friends. I talked endlessly about my situation. I spent my nights in tearful telephone conversations and my days in daydreams where we'd end up in each other's arms again.
Sometimes he was still my angel, still my knight in shining armor who I'd do anything for just to have back. But sometimes, I saw him as the devil incarnate who broke my heart in the worst possible way, and who deserved to be horsewhipped at the very least.
I told myself that it was all for the better. That this was what was best for the both of us. That this was God's plan. My friends offered similar advice, none of which I hadn't heard before: "It's a sign that you're not meant for each other," "When God closes a door, He opens a window," "Someone better is coming for you," "There are so many other fish in the sea," etc. But it didn't work. Because dee! p down, I still believed that he was the one, the only one. And I couldn't understand how this was all for the better... when every day seemed more torturous than the last... not being able to be with him the way I wanted to be, seeing him so unaffected, and dealing with my broken-and-smashed heart and my bruised ego.
I tried to immerse myself in other activities to forget about him. I went out a lot. I filled my schedule with movie marathons, shopping sprees, and Dance Maniax. It worked for a while... but then there were times -- times when my mind was cleared of the busy thoughts I tried to occupy it with -- that I would think of him. His memory would sneak up to me on tiptoes, catching me in my most vulnerable moments.
I tried to show the world that I was OK. That I was over him. That it was fine just being friends. I didn't go around with a big "X" on my forehead, nor did I go around with puffy eyes and a tissue box. I tried to live my life, as I knew it before I m him. People thought that I was doing great. They heard me laugh and they saw me smile; I seemed happy, they said; and I told myself that I was. But in the solace of my room, where I tried to organize my thoughts and sort out my feelings, I had to admit to myself that I wasn't truly happy. Because I was still yearning for someone, and my heart still ached for something that could not be.
It's been over ???months since we broke up, surprisingly, things have gotten better. I've changed. Somewhere along the way, I realized that he wasn't the only one out there for me. I also realized that there were valid, powerful reasons why we split up. And I've become stronger, older, and wiser. He's changed as well -- when I look at him, sometimes I still see the boy I fell in love with. Sometimes I think that he's the same person... he stil l has the same goofy smile and mischie! vous charm that I fell for, and I like to believe that the rest of him is unchanged as well. But then I take a closer look and I realize that he HAS changed...that I don't know him anymore, not really... not enough to love and care for him as I once did.
I am an ex.
I've loved and lost. I've cried tears for the things that were and that could have been. I've wrestled with intense feelings of love and hate, of jealousy, of frustration. I've simultaneously taken down and brought up my pride. I've tried to rebuild my world without the person whom it used to revolve around. I've tried to save myself from the depths of depression and self-pity, and when I couldn't do that, I turned to God for help.
I don't know exactly what I gained, or how much I lost. Maybe someday it will be all clear to me...then again, maybe not.
"You didn't have to tell me how you used to love me. I was keeping my silence...you should have done the same. siguro okei lng sayo na sabihin yun kse wala na...tapos napro sana naisip mo na maybe...just maybe...it would hurt mekse hanggang ngayon mahal pa rin kita though we never had anything between us. I love you even if that's not the love you need"

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Things that I did in the name of love

1. Giving up someone you never thought of giving up...
2. Thinking of him every waking and sleeping moment knowing all the while that he never even thinks a single thought of you...
3. Letting go, because everytime you see the person, you only fall deeper...
4. Having to hear "... I've met someone"...
5. Sharing his/her future plans for the girl/guy with you...
6. Being denied in front of people...
7. Asking you to 'forget that everything happened' and be & friends again...
8. Lying in bed each night, thinking of that special person you can never have...
9. Finding out that the more you try to hate him, the more you end up loving him, perhaps even more than before...
10. Controlling your feelings to avoid hurting a friend...
11. Seeing the one you love crying for someone else...
12. PRETENDING you're OK when inside you're dying...
13. Having to face the fact that someone is capable of completely destroying the wall that you have set for yourself, leaving you weak and vulnerable...
14. smiling when you are crying...

15. staring out of nowhere...
16. breahting so deep every time to catch your breath..
17.desperately hoping you could get out of your feeling or wishing so hard thatyou could just let go of your feeling....