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WhenTheyAren'tMeantToStay

Ally Laster
Ally Laster Writer. Mental Health Advocate. Professional Student.
4mo Story
When They Aren't Meant To Stay

Sometimes you meet someone who entirely shakes up your world. 

You don't know why or how, but you will remember the first minute you saw him for as long as you live. It's as if by some force of the universe he entered your life and pulled back the curtains on a part of you that you never knew existed.

You'll remember the first time you looked at him. I mean really looked at him. Caught a glimpse of his chiseled profile in a shadow of dim lights, and for a moment took your breath away. 

Every conversation seemed to be one more opening into another realm that continues to expand. His voice booming, yet quiet like the sound of thunder in the distance. Vast and complicated. 

Sometimes you may not have understood the depth of it right away, but it will hit you at 3 AM years later.

When he kisses for the first time it's as if for a brief moment, when his hands were gently holding your face, you were transported into another dimension. Time stood absolutely still. You looked deeply into his eyes and saw galaxies. It was thrilling and frightening all at the same time.

It becomes an intangible whirlwind. A force of nature. A tornado. You don't know which way is up or which way is down. Your eyes are wide open. The world seems as if you're seeing it through new eyes. You walk with a new step. You become a new person. 

That person will have a key to a part of your soul whether they know it or not. But sticking around? It's not in the cards. Something that great of a force is as powerful to you as an unstable element. It has to be handled with careful hands, and most times you can't even catch it with the largest of nets. 

You want nothing more than to continue the adventure. But sometimes the story has to end there. Maybe it was a bad time. They came into your life and served their purpose and then by some force, they can't continue to be there anymore.

It just drifts away as quickly and peacefully as it floated in. 

You're left with memories, but ones you will treasure. Ones you want to make art about, and sing "Dancing in the Dark" by Bruce Springsteen about in traffic at the top of your lungs.

Someday that person may take place in a different form and stay forever. Keep them. Life is too short to settle for ordinary. 

Chase that feeling. Find your galaxy.


(Photo from New Girl on Fox)

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1 comment

  • Taylor Willimon
    4mo ago

    It is hard to let go sometimes. I still think of the exes I really loved.

    It is hard to let go sometimes. I still think of the exes I really loved.


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Ally Laster
Writer. Mental Health Advocate. Professional Student.

Dog mom, book enthusiast, adventure seeker; swimming through my mid-twenties like jello.

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