It has been almost 2 years since we saw each other. It feels longer. Time is that annoying pedestrian in front of you on the sidewalk that never moves fast when you want it to. It always picks the best time to mess with you. During your lectures it takes forever, and leaves you in agonising pain. When you want it to slow down during a pandemic, so you can come out of it quickly and have time see your loved ones, it decides to move at double speed and messes your year up.
Anyway, it’s been too long. I miss you a lot most times. It’s not easy for me to admit, but I do. We were supposed to do a lot in the past year. We should have travelled and had so many experiences, but we didn’t. Everything happens for a reason, or so they say. At the very least it has made me think more about how we are when we are not together.
Apart we are strong. Strong because we are forced to rely on only ourselves. We didn’t know how strong we were when we had each others backs. We held ourselves up and never fully formed our own spines. We thought we could always live that way. Two vs everyone else.
That wasn’t the case. Entropy exists. Things fall apart. A pandemic happens and throws everyone into isolation. We realised we didn’t need each other as much. Maybe not even anymore.
This is in response to a prompt called "Apart we are...".
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