Friday, December 14, 2012

Once There Was a Heartbreak


Once upon a time, two people fell in love. And it was beautiful.

He was of the mountains, and she was of the sea. But they built their love with fire, and they dreamt it was meant to be.

They lived boldly, and they lived fully. They made footprints in each other’s hearts, and they laughed and loved and took on the world together.

She taught him how to follow his dreams, and he taught her how to listen to her heart. But fate has the cruelest sense of irony, because his dreams and her heart led in opposite directions.

So what to do? Sacrifice his dreams, or sacrifice her heart? Or respect the beautiful thing that was their love enough to leave it be?

Fairy tales aren’t supposed to end with goodbyes, but theirs was never a classic love story. And once they realized their fire would destroy everything they’d ever built, they made an impossible choice.

They set each other free.

15 comments:

Eliza Tilton said...

tragically beautiful

Yolanda Renee said...

Blessings on your new journey!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Haunting and heart-tugging, but the world is full of possibility and places for each of us.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm so sorry it had to end that way.

Charlie Holmberg said...

Not a tale I enjoy reading. :/ I wish you the very best. Keep listening to that heart. You're in my prayers.

Shallee said...

So sorry, Lisa. Big hugs and prayers coming to you.

Chantel said...

I believe it's in knowing the sun will rise and the grass will grow and the dog needs walked and there's ironing to do--it is within the mundane that I have at times discovered the strength to go on.

This book we are writing together, the novel of the world...there is never a last chapter.

Lori M. Lee said...

So many hugs and happy thoughts for you, Lisa <3

Jenny Phresh said...

Lisa, you will find happiness. I just know it!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

Heart aches for you and me, both.

Jaye Robin Brown said...

:0(

So gorgeous. So sad.

LisaAnn said...

Thank you guys so much for your sweet comments and support. This is definitely the hardest time of my life, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate you for being there.

Dumba said...

I'd like I had got it wrong! I am afraid I didn't! (?) // All the best to you, dear LisaAnn. // I am convinced you are a person that deserves lots of love, and I am convinced happy feelings will come back to you in one or another way - again and again and again! // KNUTi-style hugs to you!

Katie Slivensky said...

This just nearly made me cry. I can't believe I didn't see this back in December. The weekend of December 8th...I went through this same situation. It hasn't been easy, but I've learned that love doesn't have to last forever to be beautiful. Loving sometimes means letting go, as heart-wrenching as it is (and it really, really is). I'm so sorry to hear that someone else experienced this sort of thing in 2012. I just came from your 2013 post, and need to reiterate again that this new year will be full of amazing, happy things.

Yummyteece said...

I experienced a similar situation in October of last year. It is never easy to let go of one who has been in our hearts. It is challenging to walk our own path when there is a void that used to be filled by our traveling companion. Yet, to not walk our truth just for the sake of staying at their sides.... this would be infinitely more damaging.

I wish you luck and strength, healing and success.