Relic of the Past

9423267This internet is a strange place. Who knew that all it would take is the ding dong of my phone to bring you back to my life? Years have gone by since the day I realized you were toxic to me and walked out of your life.

However, today, here you are on my timeline, almost a decade later, looking slightly different, yet still achingly familiar. Like a relic from times gone by, your picture brings back memories; of days I’d spent trying to bring out the smile that seems to come to you so effortlessly today, of the hours of sleep I’d lost texting you, of those dark days when you’d confirmed all my darkest fears.

And most of all, it brought back the questions that had plagued me all these years.

Was I too hasty in judging you? Should I have held on a bit longer?

Perhaps it had been both our immaturity that crumbled a friendship that was to last a lifetime, but with a practiced hand I press the ‘X’ and decide not to build back a burnt bridge.

 

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6 thoughts on “Relic of the Past

  1. “However, today, here you are on my timeline, almost a decade later, looking slightly different, yet still achingly familiar”….

    What a line!!

    “with a practiced hand I press the ‘X’ and decide not to build back a burnt bridge”

    Wow!!!!!

    Such a beautiful piece of literature… though I am more curious about the person with whom “you had built a bridge”, I don’t wanna go there and take the attention from what u have written!!!

    Absolutely loved it!!! Keep going girl!

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  2. Ahhh, I know that feeling all too well! Facebook is often a dangerous place if you’re feeling nostalgic 😛
    This is so well-written, it’s such a short scene, yet packed with so many emotions 🙂

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    • Lol. Facebook is especially notorious for bringing back all the bad days. Like many of the posts that came up as ‘memories’ in my timeline where things I’d completely blocked out. “Oh hey, do you remember that terrible hairstyle you had when you were 13 and hadn’t heard of conditioner.” or “Here’s a photo of the time you tried to look edgy and cool but ended up looking like a miserable cow instead.”

      But thanks for the lovely comment. 🙂

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