There is no such thing as permanence. There is no such thing as forever. There is no such thing as holding on to the one you love. There is such thing as wanting to rip your heart out of your chest and tear it apart until nothing is beating. There is such thing as losing what you love the most. There is such thing as tears falling down your face and pouring onto your chest like acid rain because the hurt is so bad that you’d rather turn to ice and crack into a million pieces because it’s so god damn cold. There is such thing as these million pieces waiting on the concrete until the heat of day, and there is such thing as dissolving and melting away. There is such thing as love, and there is such thing as loss.
“Forgiveness has nothing to do with forgetting…A wounded person cannot—indeed, should not—think that a faded memory can provide an explanation of the past. To forgive, one must remember the past, put it into perspective, and move beyond it. Without remembrance, no wound can be transcended.”— Beverly Flanigan (via simplytraci)