"Do you love him?"

Father is coming home this week.
Which prompted me to ask mother, "Do you love him?"


There was silence on the other end with intervals of silent muttering.
"I think so," she finally answered.

An interval of silence lapsed.
She asked, "Are you asking because of the hardships we have between us?"

I wanted to laugh out loud, not because of the obvious problems they had, but because she had considered the unbelievable pain Father put her through as mere 'hardships.'

"No. The last time I asked, you said 'No.'"
She stared at me with guarded eyes that accused me of stabbing her where it hurt.

"I guess you changed your mind," I stabbed again.
"I guess I did," she said.

11 comments:

  1. You have such talent. Have you ever submitted any of your writings?

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    1. Thank you, and no, I have not.
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  2. A Fine Frenzy breaks my heart. That music belongs to him, and I can't listen to it anymore.

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    1. You have no idea the lengths I take to avoid listening to music that he loved.
      xoxo
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  3. I really liked this post. Also, it's okay. Sometimes I wonder if my parents love each other because they've been through a lot as well, but then that's their problem. If I keep thinking about them, I'm throwing away my time.
    Anyway, ciao!

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  4. it stabbed my heart to read this.

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    1. Do you know this pain, too?
      xoxo
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  6. When I was a child, I only saw the pretty side of my parents' relationship- the side they showed to the world.
    As I was growing older, I began to see the complexity of issues they were trying to hide from others.

    Now that I'm not so little any more, I often wonder why they're still together. But then I realize they only have each other- and me and my brother, even though (sadly) neither of us is close to them.

    And right here, right now-- I've never seen it clearer: it's difficult for them to be together, yet they can't be apart.

    Maybe that's what love is?

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    1. I'm pretty sure love isn't an obligation...
      Shouldn't one want to be with their significant other if one was in love?
      xoxo
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