I don’t understand how forever turns into a faded memory.

How you can smile all day long but cry yourself to sleep at night.

How pictures never change, but the people in them do.

How people long for attention, but don’t want to be seen.

How you can let go of something you once said you couldn’t live without.

How you can have so many people in your life, yet feel so alone.

How you are here one second, gone the next.

How illness can weaken and strengthen you simultaneously.

How pain doesn’t have to be visible, to be real.

How family can abandon you, even though you are bound by blood.

How something can be equally bad, as it is good for you.

How you can forgive and forget, but never really forgive and forget.

How people can have a true love, but love more than one.

How the people who once wanted to spend every second with you, think a few minutes of their time is now too much to spare.

How people make promises, despite knowing how common it is for them to be broken.

How people can erase you from their lives just because it’s easier than working things out.

How people say they feel like they are dying, but have not experienced death.

How your best friend can become your worst enemy, and your worst enemy become your best friend.

How you look in the mirror and see a different reflection as to the one that really faces you.

I don’t understand.

Note: The original piece has been a favourite of mine for years, written by an unknown author. I edited, rewrote and put my own spin on it. But thank you to the talented anonymous author who created the shorter original piece.


  1. cassie i have had a few of those contradictory thoughts myself.
    Spent the day in Emergency with my son today. He has been seeing stars, vomiting intermittantly as well as his usual winter asthma cough . am concerned that he might have some signs of epilepsy. now theres more chaos and uncertainty trying to work the latest puzzle out Hope things are improving for you xx Rowena


    1. Oh Rowena, I’m so sorry to hear. Please let me know how it goes. I hope his health improves. I am suffering at the moment. It is not good. I am unable to find relief from the dizziness and pain xx I hope it improves soon

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      1. Sorry to hear that Cassie. It is so hard walking such a long road with so much frustration and pulling teeth to try to get any information or direction. I’ve been through a bit of that myself. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone!! Will keep you posted on both the kids and please do the same xx Ro

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