Everything and Anything

Do you remember making pinky-promises as a child? You would swear up and down on this single gesture. Back then, breaking it was akin to committing the deadliest sin.

Then we grew up.

Even deadlier sins creeped up on us. There were more things (and people) to break. Tears shed on the playground over a scrape evolved into tears shed on a sidewalk over a broken heart. Insults hurled were no longer limited to childish vocabulary. Instead, the insults became deafeningly silent. Like a pregnant pause after uttering the words, “I like you, but…”

And you knew what followed. The pause was enough. The pause said it all.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s