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Conversations 19 - Now That You Are Gone

It's often said that people pay something its true value of when that thing is gone. That thing can take different forms - of material possessions, of places where they lived, or people that they loved. The quote has been through a few transformations, such as the one where the victim claims that they are being taken for granted and not being given the attention and respect that they deserve.

In my own personal experience, I have been through this phase of complains and crying, between the sorrow and fear of loss and the joy and pleasure of sorting things out, to change for the better only to have you bail out at the last second, leaving me in a place and position that I never thought was possible.

My uncanny resistance to change means that it has been a little more difficult than it should have been and our missing conversations have not been very helpful either. While the reduced time is understandable, the realisation of less of your voice, the minimal of your expressions and …

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"It's better to give someone an opportunity to understand your point of view than lulling them into believing that everything is all right."

Conversations 18 - Another Year With You

Do you know what awkward feels like? It's when I take weeks to gather the words and the courage to talk to you only to find myself frozen with fear as nervousness runs around in my head when I have you standing a foot away from me.

It gets worse when I have to express my feelings for you. It's at that moment when the mind starts paying way too much attention to other body functions, stealing the words away from my mouth and forcing the little few that make it through to come out in a stammer. As for the rest of the confidence, it goes missing with the transparent facial expressions that everyone else seems to notice and the cunning somebodies calling them out.

Do you know what affection feels like? It's when I manage to stand in front of you with a hopeful expression and all the hooting and name calling in the background; searching for meaningless words when your own expressions of love deliver me the happiness that it both overwhelming and encouraging.

It's when havi…