“The truth hit me like an asteroid, hurling towards me with no mercy.”

The sun rises and yet there is no light. Your world becomes black and white when it was once filled with color as vibrant as the stars. When I thought about my love for him, I thought it could only be explained with the constellations because, to me, it was a love beyond life on earth; It expanded to the universe and the stars. At the time, our connection or my attachment to him could only be explained through the connections of the stars and planets. I felt a pull towards him unlike anything I had ever felt before. …


“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

I walked into the hospital that day with a feeling of suffocation from the walls that seemed all too white. I felt the hallways narrowing as I got closer to the intensive care unit. It was as if my chest was filling up with air but I was afraid to exhale for I might have erupted in tears in that moment if I did and everyone would have seen.

I walked through the giant doors of the ICU and this silence and sadness fell upon me. It was quieter in there than the rest of the hospital. I spotted him…

Janina

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