Paperback Storyteller: The Most Difficult Thing about Leaving a Relationship is not Leaving the Person Only
The Most Difficult Thing about Leaving a Relationship is not Leaving the Person Only:
|Paperback Storyteller: The Most Difficult Thing about Leaving a Relationship is not Leaving the Person Only|
The most difficult thing about leaving a relationship is not leaving the person only. Because at that time you are ready to let them go or walk away from them. The difficult thing is letting go of the dreams that were shared together. Knowing that all the promises made in all those days together wouldn’t really mean anything for a second after saying goodbye to each other. Deleting all those photos from insatagram and accepting follow requests from your family members that had been hanging there for days. And then deleting that hidden folder in your desktop which had a backup of all those pictures that couldn’t be saved on phone because someone might see them. Looking at those pictures for one last time as beads of water rolls down the cheek. Hitting the delete button as quickly as possible and then getting a feeling as if someone has shotted in the heart. Wiping off years from the memory bank isn’t easy as well. The most difficult part, knowing that no matter who you meet you can never share things the way you did because you are scared. You can never share those particular dreams because it will remind you of the memories you tried to wipe off. No matter what sort of happiness you share you just can’t share those moments again. There is a powerful form of grief that is the result of walking away but making space for another form of re-imagination.
- Tanvir Ahmed Sadi
Artwork by Tanvir Ahmed Sadi.