By Tim Lawrence.
Our relationship ended in a myriad of contradictions, with love and uncertainty.
She had been my closest confidante for several years—my companion, my lover, and truly my very best friend. This was not a pairing of superficiality, it was the most profound love I’ve ever experienced. Prior to meeting her, I did not fully grasp just how extraordinary another’s happiness and wellbeing could become to you—how inextricably linked you could become to another person.
It was a gift I had avoided most of my life, never really allowing my romantic relationships to move into the territory necessary to achieve the sort of undeviating commitment most of us hope for. But this was different. And it awakened a part of me I had no idea even existed.
An understanding of a lifetime, found, cherished, and cultivated slowly.
That’s what I wanted. And I had found it.
Until I lost it. Continue Reading…