Remember your first love? or second or third. The one that was amazing and you thought would last forever? The two of you walked together along wooded paths or maybe a beach or where ever. You smiled till your face hurt and hold hands was everything. And the kiss was one you wished never ended. And you couldn’t think of being with anyone else and life was amazing and you thought of each other all the time and texted each other like crazy and little explosions of joy went off when you saw each other. And you said…”we will carve our love into this tree because it will last forever!”
At least you thought it would and wish it could have. But life and the world and reality stepped in and suddenly - or maybe slowly - you found yourself drifting apart and the text messages got fewer and hold hands was awkward and instead of smiles there were nervous glances. And you ask…what happened? But you can’t go back. the joy is gone, the smiles and laughter and spark that was once there is gone. And like the tree you carved your love into, only the memories remain. You run your fingers over the scar and along with the memories of joy and laughter are ones of pain and regret and sorrow. Of lost love, lost friends and good times. Now I wonder where the couple have gone that carved this heart and what theirs lives are like.
But life goes on like the tree. The scar remains but it keeps growing and living. And so do we. I think it is good to go back sometimes and visit those memories, remembering our friends we had. Hopefully you won’t have too any scars scattered around in your life…but we all have a few here and there. And Next time…the love will be forever!