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Here’s to all the memories.
Here’s to all the people who have been part of my life.
Here’s to the future because I’m done with the past.

This is the first time I am going to smile while saying goodbye. For all we know that goodbyes are painful and we are all left wondering, why? Why end all these when it seems perfect to be finite. But, nothing may seem infinite for such reason that everything is limited. Everything must come to an end and every end must be painful. Are we all certain of the pain or are we just pathetic? Leaning on the walls of pain. Depressing, isn’t it?

What’s depressing are moments where we could have been more productive yet we chose to sit in the corner and listen to sad songs making us more inadequate.

The pain fades. Feelings change. But, the memory brings back all the pain and feeling that was once felt and experienced. The memory of you holding my hand while we’re walking along the shoreline of happiness and satisfaction. Your smile that brightens even the darkest corner of my doubtful mind. Your kiss that satisfy every bit of my hunger for pleasure. Your stare that erases all the fears I feel inside and replace it with pure happiness. It seems so real. It seems so perfect. It seems so, infinite.

But the pure quality of expectation slaps you with a big hand of reality. For one reality affects all the fantasies that we have been dreaming. Like movies, it must all come to an end.

Honestly, I don’t really know how to end this or maybe I just don’t wanna end it. I don’t wanna say goodbye. As tears came down my face, I lift my head and stared at the gloomy sky. “I am so pathetic”, I whispered. For I have come to realize: This is not the end or maybe it is, but just an end of a chapter of my life for me to start a new one.

A new life.

A new hope.

A new hello.

A new goodbye.

Au revoir, mon amour.