“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night”. – Margaret Mead
In times of desperation and deceit, the smallest act of honesty and love goes a long way. To be wanted, to be missed, to be needed is an emotion we all carry; sometimes we wear it on our sleeves, sometimes it’s concealed deep within. But, if you are human, the desire to be cared for is as innate as breathing; it defies logic.
And when you are left alone, you realize the worth of that need within you. You miss the texts asking if you are home; or whether you are asleep, warm and cosy, just to know.
So, she would sit by the fire, day dreaming of all the times he had made her smile and feel safe. Yes, she was broken and hurting, but she was also glad that it happened. She was brave and strong and broken all at once. But that too, was okay. Because of all the things their love could have been, unrequited wasn’t one of them. Sometimes, it’s the pain that makes us feel alive.
.. because as they say,
“In the depths of winter, I finally learned, there lay, within me, an invincible summer”
So, here’s to the never-ending summer within us and to that indomitable human spirit that just wants to keep on living.
“Here’s to the hearts that ache. Here’s to the mess that we make.”
– La La Land.