memories, in the corner of my mind….

i remember the first time i saw “the way we were”

 i was around 14 

 i watched it with my mum.

i  identified with katie so much,

she was so passionate,

she cared

 and

she was willing to do something about it

 

 as the story unfolded, i fell in love with katie & hubble.

 i believed in them.

 it broke my heart when it dawned in me that they wouldn’t end up together

 i cried

and

 at the end i wailed, but they still love each other.

 

 mum said, LOVE ISN’T ALWAYS ENOUGH.

 

 i couldn’t get a grasp on that concept.

 my romantic ideals could not comprehend a situation where love wouldn’t be enough.

 

 i miss that naiveté.

 i miss being able to believe that love could change facts

 and people

 and everyday.

 

 it’s a lesson i wish i didn’t have to learn

but

 i’m all grown up now

 

 mostly

 

 i’m still a katie girl

 i still know what i stand for

 i still i know what i want

 and

need

 

sadly, that’s what prevents love from being enough.

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