"How lucky I am to have something
that makes saying goodbye so hard."
Alfred Lord Tennyson once said in some obscure poem of his that everyone pillages for this one line, "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Many may disagree. However, whatever your feelings or thoughts may be, love has meaning. Even if it doesn't mean the same thing anymore, having it made a difference in your life at one point. Even if it's not there anymore, it will continue to make a difference in your life--but you get to choose how it does.
And even if you choose for the worse, you'll fall into step somehow while plodding your unnecessarily torturous path and find yourself in a better place.
Whenever I feel tired, broken or hopeless, I always go back to this one song to get me back on track.
No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again.
-1:32 On the Radio, Regina Spektor
There are no nots or don'ts or can'ts.
If there are, you're thinking too much.