11 October 2008
Most of us have lost someone we have loved. I don't mean a loss only to death, though that is sometimes so, but often equally painful is when someone we love abandons us, leaving us out of their life which we may have once been a great part of.
When someone leaves us, our instinct may be to wish we'd never known them at all. Perhaps they do not even leave us, as in physically abandoning us by distance, but rather they might betray us, or turn their back on us.
We do not own one another though, we are all individuals, people, and not objects available for ownership by other human beings. We most often choose to befriend, be near, and love another.
In life people will always come and go. This does not mean we should cease to love and care for any one else, even though they may leave us still. If you have someone who loves you, or many at that, you are blessed. Treasure the time you have with those you love and who are in your life now, for they may not always be there.
For any one who has ever left me, they given me invaluable gifts: memories, inspiration, knowledge, laughter, and love. They have left me with a piece of them, and I hope, I have left them with a part of me, as well, so that we are connected still, touching from a distance.
Has anyone every left you? Have you ever had a close friend betray you or turn their back on? If you've ever been betrayed, were/are you bitter, did/do you seek revenge for the way they hurt you? Have you ever been the one to leave someone else? How do you justify leaving someone else, do you think in certain situations, it's OK? Other thoughts?
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