[Text ID: And I think the thing that terrifies me most is that one day, you'll be the story I'll tell my daughter, when she's curled up in bed, wrapped in blankets and heartbreak, when she hasn't eaten anything in days but the voicemails he left her, when she hasn't been able to sleep because the goodbye that broke her shatters her bones all over again every time she closes her fucking eyes. And I'll climb into bed with her and she'll lay her head on my lap and I'll try to brush him out of her hair and her tears will soak through my shirt and I'll tell her about the boy I met when I was sixteen, who sat next to me in math class, who I fell in love with after two weeks, who saved me, who fucking destroyed me. And I'll tell her about how it hurt. It hurt so badly it almost killed me. It hurt so badly my mother stopped going to work so she could stay home and make sure I didn't take too many pills. And then I'll tell her about how it got better. How it stopped hurting. How I stopped bleeding. My mother went back to work. I got out of bed. But I won't tell her that sometimes I still have dreams about you and can hardly breathe the next day or about the pictures of you I have hidden in the attic.]
I know we have an expiration date.
And I know it would be wiser to leave this as what it is
and not dive any deeper into what this could be.
But would it be so wrong to be a little bold
and to see what happens if we gave it a real try?
Why not open our hearts up
and spend what could be the best few months of our lives
just because we know eventually it will have to end?
Just because we know it will hurt,
should we deprive ourselves of the joy and happiness
that this could bring us?
I know what you live for is the adventure and the unforeseen,
so why not let your guard down
so we can make new memories
and add another chapter to your adventure book?
Broken hearts mend eventually, so why not give it a shot?