“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
(yes I’m on a blogging spree today)
Something happened this evening which made me think of my friends. And those that I lost. The fractures that present in my friendships. I was thinking about how much I wish I never made them.. the friendships that is. I couldn’t help it. I just wished that the years of secondary school were not filled by bonds that were then ‘adamantium’-strong. Because those brought nothing but pain in the end.
But as that quote so aptly points out, there’s no way to feel joy without feeling the sorrow. I only wish that the pain could be dulled. Instead, simple events rip them open once again and you’re there, bleeding once more. You’d think that you were over stuff like that, but in reality you aren’t. They’re always there, never to be removed.
Right now, I honestly don’t think I could say that I regret none of the friendships I’ve had over the years. If I could redo the past 10 years, I would change a whole lot of things. I would take back words, I perhaps would not get so attached. People say it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. I’m not too sure about that.
I guess it depends if the love was worth it.