Not all memories of your past are good ones. Sure, there are some. The first time you got laid, the first time you ate popcorn and potato chips at the same time, even your first solo in the shower. But it’s those bad memories that stick out like sore thumbs. For example – the first time you got laid, the first person to ever break your heart or your first solo OUT of the shower. Though many people sit and reminisce on the days of yesteryear, you, along with about a kabillion other people sit and reminisce on that one person who led you on, only to step on your heart like a roach invading a home in the projects.
Granted, you may find yourself asking yourself the question, “What the hell was I thinking?” at times, but those memories aren’t all a bag of crap – at least they shouldn’t be. You’d be insensitive or inhuman if they were. Maybe even a moron for dealing with such harshness of a shattered love, at least in the concept of what you thought love should be. In some ways, you kind of owe your “first” a word of thanks. Not in the sense of thanking them with a bouquet of roses, unless those roses are dead and wilted. But thanking them for allowing you the opportunity to learn that you are so much better a person without them. After all, how would you know how to deal with a broken heart if it wasn’t for that person, who lied to you, cheated on you and made you more of a less-wanted option as opposed to a can’t-do-without necessity? Just think, there’s so many other reasons you can give thanks to that individual who never really gave a sh*t about you in private, only in public when it really mattered, when their set of friends looked on to your scripted relationship with envy. You should stand proudly and hold your head up high as you thank the motherf*cker for:
- ruining someone else’s false hopes of living and loving happily ever after,
- assisting you in losing weight after all those lonely nights of warm tears and loss of appetite,
- for no longer making you feel like an unwanted fool for forgetting special days like your birthday, Christmas and Valentine’s Day,
- for no longer using you as a guinea pig for a love affair they prayed to have sans YOU,
- for blaming you for a mistake they made, and
- last but not least, for teaching you how to say and mean the most profound words of our country’s history, “F*ck you!”
You’d be just as much of a liar as they were if you admitted out loud that you no longer harbored any positive or negative thoughts to the tainted past. No one ever moves on completely…not when their “first” is concerned. It’s just easier to hold on to all the profane thoughts of a “plastic” relationship than it is to admit you were a fool for love at all. The truth is you’re going to be a fool for love many times over, even if you’re lucky enough to find your soul mate.
Finding that one true love isn’t a matter of effort, it’s a matter of two things: (1) time and (2) patience. Two things most people believe they don’t have a lot of.
Quote of the week: “The stupidest mistake in life is thinking the one who hurt you the most, won’t hurt you again.”