WWYD?

What if there’s one person you really want to tell something to, and that’s the one person you completely cannot tell this thing to?

For everyone who hasn’t seen/read The Fault in Our Stars; its about two teenagers who both have cancer and who fall in love and one of them dies (because obviously how else are you going to make everyone cry?) When Augustus dies, Hazel is heartbroken, and her parents try communicating with her all day. She’s sitting all alone on her swing set and she’s hating this simple fact that everyone wants to talk to her about Gus’ death. This is what she thinks at that exact moment: “The only person I wanted to talk to about Augustus Waters death, was Augustus Waters.”Β 

For obvious reasons, she couldn’t.

What if this happens to you once in a while? What if there’s just one person in this entire universe you want to tell something to and that’s just the one person you absolutely cannot tell this thing to? It could be anything. You want to tell something to your best friend but she would hate you for saying that. So you don’t tell her. But you really, really don’t want to tell anyone else.

When you look back, this seems like such a common dilemma. At any time in life, you’re stuck with this piece of information, or you have this advice you wanna give out, or just this massive feeling and the only person you want to tell is the person you can’t! – Maybe this information is about them, maybe this advice would seem to them as you overstepping your boundaries, But you really don’t want to tell anyone else. You want their opinion, their voice, their talk. But they’re your figurative Augustus Waters.

So, what would you do?

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4 thoughts on “WWYD?

  1. That is a very heavy burden to carry around. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 17, and over the years there have been so many things I’ve wanted to tell her and share with her.

      • One day at a time. The first couple of years were the hardest, I was a lost soul. Gradually I started to get better, I was able to talk about my mom and enjoy life again. Now it’s been almost 30 years since she died. The pain never goes away completely, but I have a ton of happy memories of her life when she was here, and I’ll always cherish the love she had for me and my brothers.. The best I can do now is to live a life that would make her proud. Hope this response wasn’t too long, thanks for letting me express myself here. πŸ™‚

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