As they leave
The door shuts in front of you and you know that things will never be the same. You look out of the window, just for that last glimpse, but it's too late. Even among the five cars, the grumpy janitor and the kids from across the park, the street outside seems more vacant now. "Did the sky just lose its contrast?", you ask yourself. You feel confused and walk back to your normal routine. It has been two hours and you sense the discomfort creeping onto you. The house feels less warm, the armchair you could spend hours on feels less soft and somehow, the ceiling fan begins to feel noisy. You feel as if the surroundings are conspiring against you for some reason. It's night and the darkness now fills the empty spaces and even the bright LED in the room doesn't seem enough. The bed seems uncomfortable and you keep shifting your position hoping to find peace. You grab your pillow close to you while trying to sleep. Oh yes! that feels nice. Just like the way you used to hold him every night. An involuntary smile appears on your face and before you realize, it fades away and rolls down your cheeks in the form of a teardrop. You silently cry for the next one hour and with each sob tighten your hold on to that pillow. Soon, you fall asleep, the tears dry out, but you're still holding on to your pillow because you wish it was him and not just a pillow.
Few days pass, It's your birthday today. You slept well after he called you at 12 am and wished like he knows best. There's a party in the evening and your friends are running late on time. This reminds you of how he used to be late for dates. The smile again begins to wither and just before it could fill your eyes, your phone rings. It's him! You wonder if he was watching you all this while and how your hearts connect. You laugh at that silly thought and pick up the phone. You talk till the time your friends come and he makes you ready for the party with that smile back on.
Moments like these help you realize how beautiful separation can also be. When longing for someone makes you acquainted with the power of true love. Separation is a big step to finding that true love because it tests your ability to believe in your love even in the physical absence of your partner. It is hard and painful. But then, that's a price worth paying...