Drifting apart

We all have pictures of people we no longer talk to, we all are afraid of the memories that come alive as soon as that one song plays, some weddings you were about to play an integral part in took place without an invitation on your doorstep. People drift away no matter how many nights they spent sharing secrets, promises they swore to never break and memories they made that still hold some place in their memory box kept  below the broken stair.

I am sure you have felt this way at some point of your life. I too have. In fact I feel this way right now.

Not everyone who enters your life, stays. Not everyone stays till the last sunset of your life. Most people are only brought to you for a short time and then you’re left with just a picture in your wallet or a bracelet in your hand.

There are so many people in my life who once were on top of my call list but now you won’t even find a text message. I don’t blame them. I too didn’t try to lessen the distance but I don’t think we can make people stay a little longer. At times, you must simply wish them luck and say goodbye.

I’m nineteen so I think this phase in my life has only begun. I have many more goodbyes to say and I am not afraid of that. But isn’t it sad that the people who are living my story with me right now might someday be the names I’ll never say aloud?

I have grown apart from many people. I am closer to people who I didn’t even know existed a year ago. I could not come to terms with it for a very long time. After all I am the girl who hates change.

The universe always brings people in your life for a reason and takes them away for a reason too. Someday I’ll find the reason.

I have come to terms with the fact that the people who gave me the best memories might just be a memory now. I think it happens to everyone as they grow up.

You simply realize that your life has changed and some people must be allowed to leave not because they do not mean anything anymore but because the color of their soul and of your new life don’t match.

Someday someone will ask me about the people in the pictures hanging on my walls. I will smile. They were the most important people in my life at some point time, and even though we may not be close anymore, I’ll still abandon everything  and rush to their side if they ever need me.

Growing up comes with various challenges. Drifting apart from people is just one of them. But I do believe in one thing.  Out of all the people who walk in and out of your life, a few will be by your side when you’re closing your eyes to the last sunset of your life.


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