There are so many fruits you haven’t tasted
so many beautiful songs you have not discovered
spices you’ve never heard of
and intriguing conversations you haven’t had
there are oceans you have not felt
and plants you’ve never seen
books you’ve never read
and souls your heart has not touched
this Earth is incredible.
today i felt two types of aches.
the first reminded me of loss.
the second reminded me of love.
the former stained my cheeks with mascara and salty tears.
the latter brought light to my eyes and hope to my heart.
the first was a dull ache.
stemming from the death of a loved one who died on this day 5 years ago who I still miss.
the second was a warm overwhelming swelling which filled my chest when I saw my laptop screen light with the smile of a ex lover who I still love.
i love her even though she’s not here
he’s not here even though I love him.