My Treasure Chest

Here is a beautifully decorated box

It is called my treasure chest

I look into the dusty old attic where it will be stored in a short while

And I see another similarly beautifully decorated box

On the side of this other box in faded marker is a single word

A word that was once filled with love, hope, joy and happiness

Now that word contains only sorrow and loss

Then as I move down the cobweb filled room

I see boxes similarly marked

There are also other smaller boxes with no labels

As I remove the lids, I see they contain the memories of the others who have significantly impacted on my life

I then give some consideration to whether this treasure chest that I hold tenderly is really necessary, or should I put my recent memories in a smaller box

Although he has only been in my life for a short time, I feel the impact immensely, so yes he deserves a big treasure chest

I sit quietly in the corner of this memory storage room and begin to sort those memories.

As I absently process my thoughts I write his name tenderly on the side of this new chest

and a tear begins to form and gently glide down my face

I don’t know what was so special about this. I am sure I will find the answers in time

And over that time, the pain and sadness will diminish and I will be left with the glorious memories I’m about to put into storage

The first time I saw him, walking aimlessly up the middle of the road in a car park

He saw me, I saw him, but neither of us was sure enough to make contact

Our first date

The first weekend we spent together

He was fun to be with

I felt completely comfortable and welcomed

In time I know I will come to thank him for teaching me that I didn’t need to search for a place to be…life would bring it to me

We laughed and talked about anything and everything

I never doubted his honesty with me… and he always made me feel loved and comfortable

I will always remember the baths…. Sitting for hours, chatting and laughing, debating

I will remember the tears shared and the cuddles

I will always remember the ease with which conversation flowed

I am sure many other memories will come over the next little while, but I will spend a moment with them, before placing them in storage, for this is where they need to go now.

I need to move on… I need to thank him for the wonderful experience, for a relationship like no other

This was totally new to me, and took me totally by surprise.

It is with the most amazing sense of sadness that I place the lid firmly on this treasure chest

And walk away

My Treasure Chest


Joined October 2008

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