We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
And time's forever frozen still”
– Ed Sheeran from his song Photograph
This song inspired a thought in me; about how this perception can be both true and false, for me.
What it doesn’t hold true for me, personally, is this sentiment that “love is the only thing we take with us when we die”.
We clearly know that love is an emotion that we constantly want, yet sometimes it’s something that leaves us behind and lets us forego people who actually love us and want to be there for us.
Instead, in today’s times, we seek the adulation, the attention and the high that social media provides, for it has become a platform where we replace validation for our romantic voids a lot of the time.
So as much as someone made you believe that they carried you in their hearts and that you left an imprint on their soul, it could all easily be, just a lie.
So how can it be a thing that we take with us when we cross the rainbow bridge?
One day when it hits you, it hits you hard, and by then you are non-existent to them.
You stop relating to your reality; and such beautiful, well-meaning songs push you to believe that all of this love you felt for such a person was probably all there was to you.
That you should go on loving them even when they don’t want you back.
All it needs is your time, your love, your effort and a chance from you to you, to set yourself free!