An Open Letter To The Lost Soul
Start writing a post

An Open Letter To The Lost Soul

We're both a little lost.

An Open Letter To The Lost Soul
Kateri Hartman

Have you been down to the harbor lately? It looks much different since you left. The trees are not quite as green. The trees may not be quite as green, but the world is so much brighter. I hope you don’t take this personally. The fish, they swim a little faster, and are caught less often. The children, they play slightly longer.

The sun sets later, and rises earlier. Sometimes I wonder if you’re watching the sunset too. I sit on the bench we used to sit on, right behind my old parked car. The blue one, that had no radio, that never played the song we wrote. The Mystique was full of our mysteries, the one that no one else will ever know. You see, they talk like they know about us. They talk and they judge who we are, what we were. They will never know about that night. They will never know about the night that you let me sit and cry in the street lights as it was pouring rain outside.

They will never know how terrified you were to lose me, how I always knew I would lose you, or how we ended up being the cause of the loss of each other. I tell myself that it is all for the better. There were hundreds of reasons why you weren’t good for me, or why we would never work. In another life, we could be one of those couples that pushes through everything for love. I never really loved you. At least, not in the way that the word is usually used. I have a lot of love in my heart for a lot of people and I really sincerely care, but I never loved you in the way that you loved me. I’m sorry for that. I’d rather not apologize because, well, you’ve done some pretty horrible things, but sometimes the strength is in the sorry. Anyway, the harbor is grey today. One of the boats crashed and I really hope everyone involved is okay. I was wandering by on my way to the science lab and I witnessed some pretty terrifying scenes.

There was this old man, with a white beard, and the wrinkles on his face were reminiscent of the 100 years he has lived. As the boat crashed, so did his life. He screamed with his shaky lungs as he went overboard. I hope he is doing okay. I hope you are doing okay too. The harbor is not the same without you, but it is good. I have found a new harbor, a new boat, a new home. Thank you for being a part of my old harbor. May new horizons bring you happiness.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments