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April 6, 2010ishabelle

We all have our own “the one who got away.”

When I was younger, I used to always imagine that he and I would meet again someday. I would daydream about what it would be like to meet him again. There was just too much. I just could not get over it. It took me almost five years to completely get over him.

I realize that it’s not true that you never get over that one person who seem to have escaped your claws. People once told me that it is always hard to live with “what ifs” and other unrealistic illusions. I find, now, that they were wrong. The thing is, you do get over them. You CAN move on. You MIGHT actually have been better off.

I never got to see him again at all. Honestly, I don’t even know if I want to see him. I do not even know now why I spent a good part of my life being heartbroken by someone I would not even want to get to know now.

Yes, we always have that “the one who got away,” but in most cases, we seem to be better people because we loved and lost someone in the past. I remember the boy, and I always will. Five years of my life would not have been as colorful, had he not been a part of it. Those years would not have produced so much poetry, and I would never be as in tune with my emotions as I am now. I will always be grateful because I was young enough to believe in “someday we will meet again.”

But I don’t remember the feeling anymore. I am loved, and I am in love. I would never get to this point now if I had not gone through what I went through. Everything happens in it own time, even the “getting over” part.

Comments (16)

  • sami Alam

    April 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

    wow… such a wonderful post…
    outstanding balance of lines and words….
    Learnt a lot from you….

    visit mine… & plz plz plz post your comments….

    Thank you…

    I’ll be in touch…

    1. ishabelle

      April 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      thanks for your nice comment… 🙂 i’ll be sure to drop by your blog today… 🙂

  • brian

    April 6, 2010 at 7:05 am

    sometimes is take a few of those for us to appreciate and prepare us for the one set aside just for us…

  • slaveboi

    April 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    This is a stirring post, simply and beautifully written. 🙂

    I also have my own “the one who got away.” For years, he was the standard of all the relationships I entered. But when we met again, I realized he wasn’t all that. I just romanticized him in my head. 🙂

  • wordwand

    April 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    thanks Ishabelle for sharing a snapshot of your inner life and emotions.a nice post full of wisdom and amturity.well written.

  • william

    April 7, 2010 at 2:39 am

    awe, this was cute, very interesting, the one that got away, loved it 🙂

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  • aperockstar

    April 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

    wow ish, this is pretty heavy and deep.

    if it was hard to forget someone who was never yours…anu pa kaya kung nagin kayo.

    1. ishabelle

      April 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

      hmm… if we had been… siguro three months lang kami, tapos break na agad… hehehe….

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  • jessonwordpress

    April 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Hey there, happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Love, love your blog and this post is just spot on! Although I don’t have “the one who got away” YET. I wish my partner would never get away!

    1. ishabelle

      April 8, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      i wish you and your partner many many years of being together… wink

  • trisha

    April 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    this is cute. well it happens with everyone, and just as you said-it teaches us to love better.

    1. ishabelle

      April 8, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      i agree… losing people makes us learn to be better lovers and stand to be better loved.. 🙂

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