Something crashed outside loudly and the hefty wind rattled her window as well. It lit up with flashes and the sound of thunder rolled in a few seconds later. This was followed by a scream that was soon lost in the patter of rain.
She cracked one eye open.
It sounds like the world’s ending, she thought.
She was already cozy in bed and half-asleep. She had a big day tomorrow.
Little did she know there would be no tomorrow.
Some days, a face is all the catharsis you need.
You barely feature in their life. You might not have seen each other in a really long time. Or been in touch properly. Or talked lately.
But none of that matters. It doesn’t matter that you meet for a couple of hours after a really long time. It doesn’t matter that you are in a group situation. It doesn’t matter what you do when you get together. It doesn’t matter what you talk about.
The fact that they are willing to see your face, spend some time with you, hold a conversation with you, not look or sound repulsed, laugh at your stupid jokes…
Well, it just proves that they are absolute gems, and without even being aware of the fact, they help you. And they make up for all the people who – to put it politely – don’t or for whom you just don’t seem to exist (anymore, suddenly).
A thousand friggin’ times over.
“So give me hope in the darkness that I will see the light.”
~Ghosts That We Knew by Mumford & Sons
And you just know that it is going to be alright. It won’t be easy but it would be alright.