Sometimes

Sometimes the people you fall in love with

are paintings you have conjured up in your head

out of expectation and devotion,

figments of your imagination painted so beautifully,

you are unable to see their faults and flaws.

And that is why when that kind of love falls apart,

you fall into the deepest despair.

You aren’t falling out of love with them.

You are falling out of love with the masterpiece you have built of them.”

~ Nikita Gill

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