Friday, April 15, 2011

a story of a boy and girl

They sit in the car side by side, neither one of them speaking. They’re not really sure what to say anymore. They know that they want to say something, anything, to fill the silence. Because the silence is saying all of the things that they don’t want to hear.

She looks across at him. Looks across at the man she loves. The one she knows better than anybody else. The one who knows her, both the good and the bad. The one who loves her for her imperfections.

She wants to reach across and take his hand. Tell him that she loves him. Make it all okay again. But pride and stubbornness hold her back. Anger too. Yes, there is plenty of that.

So she looks down at her lap instead. And another brick is added to the wall that is being built between them.

She looks down into her lap and sees the two of them together in fifty years. The car has changed and so have the people within it. But the silence is still there. It is not full of resentment anymore. Just resignation. They gave up on the idea of each other years ago.

The wall that they began working on so long ago is bigger than both of them now. They love each other still, she can see that. But they are too tired to care anymore. Too tired to try and understand each other. They stopped trying a while back. Back when the wall got so high that they just couldn’t see each other anymore.

She shakes her head, bringing herself back to the present. Feels the heaviness of the atmosphere. Of that wall that is beginning to form. She looks over at him again. Reaches out her hand and takes his. Tells him that she’s sorry. That she loves him. That she always will.

Watches as all of the bricks that they had begun to pile together collapse in a cloud of dust, allowing them to breathe again. Together.

31 comments:

Sonja said...

Aw, this is beautiful. you really have a great way with words. :o)

SJ said...

:)

i can relate to that stubbornness so well and the moment when you realise that it serves no purpose.

have a great weekend!

Jo said...

Ohhhh, this is beautiful. And I need to take a lesson.
xox

Mary Grace said...

"Because the silence is saying all of the things that they don’t want to hear."

i LOVE this.

Toni said...

I love this! I only wish I more readily made that reach :)

nanny s-a said...

Love these words! Very well said; I felt very much like I was in a similar situation earlier this year... it didn't work out so well for me in the end. *sigh* But I'm trying to be positive and seemingly getting there!
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Meher said...

That was beautifully written. Sometimes, though our self esteem holds us back, we need to take the first step, irrespective of the fact that it was not our mistake, it would only hep in breaking the wall, coz the love is worth it no?

amy b.s. said...

simply beautiful.

wilybrunette said...

mmmm. so lovely. so very, very, very lovely.

lucy and sarah said...

Oh, its never easy. I can so relate.

ellie said...

I liked that about the "brick" descriptions.

Googlover/keishua said...

beautiful post.it is amazing how walls can come down when we reach. hope you are having a sweet friday.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

A truly lovely piece of writing -- and something I'm sure many people have felt before.

vintch said...

gorgeous. this really painted a picture for me, and you made it come alive. you're truly a fabulous writer!

Sarah said...

Beautiful.

Aquí said...

love this! Amazing words :)

kimbirdy said...

oh that's really lovely.

delirious jellybean said...

You wrote so well :) Ego is such a dangerous thing to carry into a relationship. I hope I'll have the courage to push it aside if ever I happen to be in a similar situation :)

Holly said...

aw, thanks for the note. I really liked the ending to this.

Edie said...

this made me sad.... in my last relationship i did not notice how high the wall got and in the end it didnt come down anymore.

best wishes,
edie

Krystal said...

that was beautiful..

Bex said...

Definitely, real! Thanks so much for the note.

Hannah said...

You have beautiful words. You are so talented.

xxox

becky said...

This was lovely! What a way to turn a moment into a lovely one. x

tattytiara said...

Well expressed. A lot of universal truth there, so I'm glad you concluded with a glimmer of resolution.

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aww thats so cute! :)

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Bonnie said...

This? Is gorgeous. I love the way you write. :)

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Tiq said...

well put kaylia. love this.

chels.e. said...

you have a wonderful way with words. reading this i became the woman in the passenger seat of the car. thank you for the reminder.

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous. You have a real talent. (and a lesson for life, I'm sure!)

Mil said...

It's true it comes to this in so many cases. The hard thing is recognizing it. And knowing if it is fixable or not. You've captured it well.