We keep this love in a photograph.

I was listening to Photograph on loop today. It healed a part of me which was missing the lost pieces of it. I looked at the old photos of ours, happy and content in each other’s company. There was nothing that could do us apart back then in the moment when we clicked that photo. I guess, that’s why we photograph everything we love because when the love is gone the photo will remain the same. It will be there to remind us what we had was beautiful and we deserved to be together even for some time. It does hurt to recollect those memories and wonder where did we go wrong? Why did it end the way it did? Why are we not together anymore? It brings a lot of questions in our mind. It demands closure, but some things are better to end abruptly.

You see, it gives you an assurance that if the other person will look at the same photo, he/she will miss us somewhere too. They will too take a deep breath to not call our names once again. Love is a beautiful feeling. It can mend the broken corner of your soul which you thought was unrepairable. It can bring a ray of light in the room full of darkness. You want to laugh with the person you love, you want to share your biggest secrets with them, you want to read them the poetry you thought was too boring for everyone else but you love it, you want to make them to listen to your favourite song for them to understand the lyrics of it means the world to you. You do such small things when in love. You want to unlock the door of your heart to let them in.

Love makes you feel calm from inside even while fighting the storm. Love is when you will do anything to bring a smile on their face. When you can’t see them crying, and will do anything for not being the reason behind their tears. It’s not love if it doesn’t make your heart to skip a beat at the thought of losing them. It’s not love if they are too easy to let go. It’s not love if you haven’t stayed awake till 4 o’clock in the morning listening to their stories or dreams or sometimes even a sob. It’s not love if their helpless condition didn’t make you sick. It’s not love if they didn’t make you go crazy over them and you felt like giving up on them but you chose to stay because you didn’t come this far to have a sad ending.

In the end, love makes us feel alive and fill us with emotions which we never felt before. We keep this love in a photograph. Yes, because we know one day those photos will make us happy in the moments when we would be tearing apart. They will tell us to hold on a little longer as this phase shall also pass and makes us more open to love.

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