It’s been four years. Four years since a friendship ended that I thought would last forever. At the time I thought we were getting a fresh start, turns out I may never see that person again.
The past is behind me and I don’t spend much time on it, after all, there’s nothing I can do to change it and I’d much rather focus on a better future than throwing that away too. But there are times, and moments, that I do reflect on the past.
In this case, the trigger was a date. January 8th. I had forgotten about it until I saw the date, and I only remember the date because I was doing a 365 photography challenge and remember the photo from that day.
There’s something about images that permanently etch something into our subconscious so powerfully that we could never forget.
It was an early morning sunrise, beautiful pink and orange hues stretched across the sky. The beginning of something new. At the time I didn’t realize what that new chapter in my life would contain.
Maybe I did get my fresh start after all, it just wasn’t the one I was hoping for. All things happen for a reason. I truly believe that. I no longer have pain over that lost friendship, I now look back fondly at all of the moments and memories shared.
Regardless of our interpretation, or our current perspective there’s always something greater on the horizon. Sometimes we’re just too focused on the here and now to see it.
So four years later I look back, and this time I no longer regret.