Bad habit

It’s almost been a month since we called it quits. Most people say that’s how long it takes to get over an addiction.
But when will the pain go away?

I now realize we had grown dependent on each other, in a way like a bad habit. We demanded each other’s attention, but could never fully satisfy our individual yearnings or needs.
But when will the cravings stay away?

As I continue to walk away from you à la cold turkey, I know this is for the best. I’m opening myself up to new possibilities, opportunities, and life experiences.
But when will our memories fade away.

What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, ‘This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!’ Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, ‘Never have I heard anything more divine’?
Friedrich Nietzsche (via kushandwizdom)