Tuesday, October 28, 2008

When Significant Others Lose Their Significance

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It’s funny how the people we were once willing to do battle and travel great distances for, we just couldn’t care less about anymore. We see or hear from them, and they're just nothing to us. How is it possible that traces of their significance have all been sanitized? Was it the passage of time that purged them of their relevance in our lives? Or was it our predetermined resiliency that managed to do it?

Sometimes I try to grope for and unearth the plethora of emotions that were hidden, shut down, locked and sealed up in the deepest recesses of my heart but there’s nothing there. There’s nothing left. Not even the slightest hint of poignancy or the tiniest vestige of regret for how things would, could or should have been. Where have all the intense feelings gone? Are supposedly deep-seated emotions merely as ephemeral as bubble blowing? Are the bonds with which we construct our lives that fragile?

Perhaps significant others need to lose their significance to let a more lasting significance in.

8 comments:

dinadelias said...

" i remember the boy, but i don't remember the feeling anymore" leah salonga song 'yata' ito)

=P

Angeli said...

Hindi ba si Timmy Cruz? :) nahahalata tuloy ang edad natin. hahaha

Angeli said...

aha.. si joey albert daw, sabi ng mga nasa paligid ko.. :)

Kayni said...

perhaps the significant others who lost their significance weren't really meant to last. but the question is, how do you know when a significant other's significance will finally last?

Angeli said...

yeah.. that's the million dollar question. perhaps we just keep on hoping and believing that it WILL last...and doing our best to make it last..

witsandnuts said...

They're no longer significant because our souls lost the connection to them. That life will be complete without them. =)

Angeli said...

you're right. life is definitely complete without them.

diamondmum said...

this is a nice post. I remember someone on this post. he was once a significant other to me but he lose his significance and no matter how hard he tries to rekindle the relationship I just can't do anything about it. I don't feel anything for him any more. we were no longer connected.

then a lasting significance came in...I believe he is my soulmate, my husband:)

 
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