- What was the story again?
Look, the only takeaway you can be sure to find at the end of this whole deep-sea metaphorical plunge is this: the story may stop, but it never really ends. The emotions you carry around with you now will not be the same ones you carry around later. They will morph endlessly and ceaselessly and when you least expect it. That’s because no emotion is final. How you feel today will not be how you feel tomorrow. Or the day after that. Or the day after that, or after that, or after that. Odds are you’ll eventually get back into your psychological submarine pod and start poking around the same lost emotional wreckage once again (YES I AM FULLY COMMITTING TO THIS METAPHOR). And you know what? The more times you truly look at something, the more perspectives and interpretations you’ll probably get out of it too.
You may end up realizing that what you initially thought was the whole story was actually just the Cliff Notes version. You may find solace in finally being able to piece together the puzzle once and for all, at least in your own head and for your own peace of mind.
Or you may just realize that despite all the digging and prodding and excavating that you can do, when it comes down to it, nothing ever really wraps together at all. That you just have to go on with your life like so many other people do with this minor, persistent affliction clinging to you, slightly irritating you every once in a while, and knowing that it will never really die down.
And, somehow, that’s okay too.
All my love!