Friday, September 16, 2011

definition of feeling redundant

I wish I could de-emotify memories.

I just remembered a time when someone I know was visibly upset (a tragic bereavement had recently occurred) and I stopped to ask if she was ok. She was having a sad moment I know very well, but it was really hard - I wanted to put my arms round her and offer some comfort, somehow, but I know she doesn't like me enough to have wanted that - so all I could do was just give her space.

The frustrated impulse still leaves me feeling awful though, the inability to help. I carried her grief away with me.
Whatever about love, unrequited like is a tough one too. 

1 comment:

Ms. Moon said...

I've never considered this, but it's true!