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From Our Readers: Mr. Dependent Gave Me a New Outlook in Life
Then I ask myself, "Why did I let this gift slip through my fingers?"
PHOTO 20th Century Fox ART Clare Magno

At a young age, I learned to love the single life. I didn't believe that love can move mountains and that sort of thing. Until one boy flipped my world upside down and tore it to shreds.

He wasn't much of a looker but I loved spending time with him. He was my best friend. But now, he's just a stranger in the passing. Now that we're over, I often find myself reading our old conversations. I feel the butteflies poking my insides and I grin again like crazy. I start to well up when I realize how much I miss you.

I miss how we were, how much fun we had over the past few years. I miss how sweet you were to me. I miss the way you held the umbrella while we took pictures under the blazing heat of the sun. How cute you looked when you ate, the way your cheeks puffed like a teddy bear. How adorable you looked when you found a starfish on our first date.

Then I ask myself, "Why did I let this gift slip through my fingers?"

I scrolled further and found my answer. The guy you are at school, he was the one who meant a lot to me, he was the one I loved. But this guy I have right here? He's not the guy with the umbrella, sweet words, and puffy cheeks. Whenever we fought, you'd just take a screenshot of our conversation and send them to whoever you feel could answer my neverending arguments. Not that there's anything wrong with asking for some advice, but it's frustrating that you can't deal with it on your own.

I realized that we are too young for this but what we had had a big impact on me. I now directed my focus on my studies and some hobbies I've always wanted to try, while you are now taking care of your new girl. To be honest, my heart kind of crawled back to you but I was shattered when your new girl came in the picture.

Like a starfish, I went home to heal itself and I've never been happier. But I do believe that love is powerful. Love makes you run a mile when you get teased to your crush. Love sends your knees trembling when you see his smile. Love makes your tummy do a cartwheel and sprinkle ticklish glitter in your system. Love gives me hope that we can overcome all troubles of every day. Love makes us forget how cruel life can get. Love makes you realized that without pain, it is inevident.

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