You will fall in love with someone who’s cold and always seemingly pushing you away. When all is said and done, they will be forever known as the one person you couldn’t get to love you. Unfortunately, it will hurt and sting worse than the good ones, the ones that chopped up your meat for you and picked out an eyelash from your eye and were nice to your mother, because love often feels like a game we need to win.
—  Ryan O’Connell, The People You Will Fall in Love With in Your 20s

“It sure is quite killing,” she said, “to remember how we slipped out of each other’s hand.”

He looked at her as she continued to speak.

“No matter how hard we tried, no matter how tight our grasp were, we still flowed out like water.”

“I know how much it hurts,” he let out a soft sigh, “but look on the bright side.”

“At least we once had each other. At least, we once shared a love that had both of our forevers included.

He took ahold of her hand and smiled at her.

“So let’s not remember how it ended. Let’s not remember how we both fell out it. Let’s only remember how we fell together at first and how hard we fought to stay like that. Because that’s what makes the love we had; a sweet, precious memory.”

—  Lukas W. // Forgotten Words #110 // “But that’s it, memories are what’s left.”