On my arm is a tattoo of a fading pair of lips wrapped in the words “eternus amor” eternal love. The tattoo is around 8 years old. They are the lips of my ex girlfriend. I didn’t choose her lips because I believed she was my eternal love, I just loved the idea of eternal love, and her lips were both convenient and sexy.
We have dated off an on for about 8 years. We were together as recently as November, but she moved 850 miles away to be with her sister after her mother passed. I fully supported her decision, but it broke my heart to let her go. The only problem, I didn’t let her go.
I’ve recently realized I was still holding out for our happy ending. But this isn’t a Disney movie and she’s not coming back, so now I must try to move on. It is made harder by our continued friendship.
So the metaphor. The tattoo fades, yet it will always remain. In the same way I will always love her, but I must let that love fade into a ghost of its former self.
Remember to smile,