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Forgiven, not Forgotten
Do you remember a time in your life when you only see fuzzy and blurry image of a person standing in front you, with a wicked smile on her face? Then all of a sudden you blurted out, "How could you!?" with a slight scream on the question.
Your heart was so heavy and broken. Your life was now ruined and you can't think of anything, your mind just went blank. Do you remember how she just stood there, with her arms crossed on her chest. Tears were falling so heavily that her face seems hazy.
"We're sisters by heart.” you sobbed.
"Not anymore." she sweetly replied.
Then she's gone. She left you alone, with a bleeding heart and with the worst feeling of betrayal.
It was 20 years ago. Now you've moved on, forget the scars did exist in your heart and you never saw her again. You lived a happy life. Since then, you've grown into a strong woman and know your limitations to everything.
But she's here again, back on her tremendous life adventure. You didn’t know her story anymore like you used to. Oh, it's been a while. You missed her back then because you treasured your friendship very much.
She approached you and as if nothing's happen, kissed you on the cheek. "Hi! Long time no see!" There were tears on her eyes and a smile on her lips, not the wicked smile you last saw from her.
"Want to go for a coffee?" you asked and she nodded.
You've learned that life was so harsh to her. She's been in and out of hospital for alcohol. She did not get married, her boyfriends always cheated on her. She got depressed and drowned herself in alcohol. She got no friends. They don't want her to their friend. She's a backstabber way back then.
Life did let her pay all her dues to everyone. Now she's alone and pretends that everything's okay. But you can see the pains and sadness on her eyes. Right there at that moment, you've forgiven her. Well, you did forgive her a long time ago when you already been up to the ground. You have to think of others things other than betrayals.
We can forgive, but can we forget?
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
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