I am scared of “oblivion’.
But what scares me most is ’‘forgetting’.
To me Forgetting is the equivalent of death. A death of a memory, the sound of a person’s voice, their walk, how they made you feel, the way they smiled. Their peculiar gestures, or their prologed vowels… even the idea of them starts fading, like a castle on a sandy shore. Everything becomes nothingness, memories become future wishes, love starts questioning itself. We fall in to a cycle of oblivion, unaware, detached from those things most dear to us, as if they never even happened.
Then one day nostalgia pays our broken souls a visit as it uncloaks long lost love letters whom we thought existed only in our hazy heads. But not even she lasts. Nothing ever does, not even nothingness.And it terrifies me, for how can we continue loving someone, if they’re continiously fading away?