10 Years From Now?
A very dear friend once told me that when deciding whether or not to do something, he would say to himself “What will I remember in ten years?”
And I think this is very wise.
I often think of the future when making decisions. I try to live my life with few regrets, and I would still very much rather regret something I did than something I didn’t do. There is at least a little comfort in knowing you tried. Especially when it comes to love.
I give my heart, perhaps a little too freely, when someone special enters my life, for it happens far too rarely. And it’s usually over far too soon. In fact, it’s always over far too soon. But the time spent, however little, and the love shared is so worth the pain that follows.
So as another romantic relationship comes to an end, with all the heartbreak that brings, I will remember the love in 10 years. The pain will have long faded, but the memory of what we shared will still be strong.
And I will still cherish every moment.
And I will still be grateful for every kind word.
And I will remember the love with joy.
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~ by omgrey on July 6, 2011.
Posted in Lost in the Aether
Tags: author, broken heart, grief, healing, heartbroken, honesty, infidelity, love, non-monogamy, o.m. grey, olivia grey, open, open marriage, polyamory, postaweek2011, regret, relationship advice, relationships, romance, sex, shattered, steampunk