dont look back quotes

They always say never to look back, but I did. I took a few steps away from him and I turned my head back to see him smiling one last time. His eyes were glassy and I just looked at him and all I could think is how much I didn’t want to be walking away right now. He mouthed the three words, “I love you” and I couldn’t help but begin to cry. It was because I loved him. I loved him more than I loved anyone before, so of course I was going to look back because even though I was leaving, I knew I could never truly walk away from him.
—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #39