Just like everything else in nature that is bound to evolve, relationships have stages. We simply couldn’t escape that pattern. Do you still remember our very first days, when we were gauchely holding hands walking by the beach, and the only means of intimate communication you and I exchanged was a smirk? Days passing by, we started to do different things. We stayed in bed, we watched movies, we went shopping. Then sometimes we argued.
There was one time. We fought really hard that night. We wouldn’t return each other’s calls, neither texts or Facebook chats. I was bygone, and the guilt was digesting me inside. I missed you, but I was lost and I had no idea what to do. I was harbored by anger, but the thought of not being able to know what and how you are doing is my worst nightmare, so I had no choice but to get out. Paradox of life, you see. I put on my cargo shorts, locked the doors and walked out on the street. Not much longer, I realized that you were probably doing the same things, in despair, without me. It didn’t really matter how big it was of a fight, the truth was I always cared about you. Irritation slowly turned into anxiety. I came home to call you. You picked up the phone, and wept so much you couldn’t even say hello. The first words coming out from the other side of my phone was “Baby, where were you? I was so worried!”. I sighed in consolation. At that very moment, I realized how much you truly mean to me.
Our relationship, from that moment on, would never be the same again
We started to look for apartments to rent. We made beds before going out, we did laundry, we spent more time at the supermarkets than at the movies. We started to cook at home. We smiled at kids on the streets. And then, we worried about making a living. But we don’t need to be making a living to be all that. Do you understand? We’ve matured. We are happy together. That’s what matters.
When I got to know you, I’m absolutely sure that I want to be with you. You are the one. Actually, you always have been. I was just too stupid to realize it sooner. We already know what love is, but what you offer to me is something that is beyond this world. That’s why we always decided to stay, that’s why there is always something that brings me back to you.
One day when we look back at our darkest days, we will grin. Because anything that gets your blood racing is always worth doing.
Baby, I hope you don’t mind my blatant sincerity, but I fucking love the bones sticking out of your décolletage.
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