Haven't you ever felt like there is a missing part in you? As if you were only half a person, that feeling of being incomplete.
"In ancient times people weren't simply male or female, but one of three types: male/male, male/female or female/female. In other words each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangement and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everyone in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing other half."
- Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami
Loneliness is one of the many feelings each and every person does not want to feel. It's like we were made to have someone next to us. The thought of a family member, friend or lover being here for us makes us secure. But come to think of it, how come sometimes, even though we have a lot of people around us, we still manage to feel alone? It's almost as if you were the only person left on the face of this earth. You sit there, around a blurred and uncertain kind of crowd, made of some people that pretend to be your friends, some that could seem to be your friends, or some that don't give a damn at all. You see lips and facial expressions trying to communicate with each other and you, yet all you could hear is "blablabla". You catch the sight of sudden movements produced by these people around you. Yet all is very blurred and uncertain. And you also feel like half of you is absent, but you know deep inside, you have to find it. An other half that shares the exact same heartbeat. An other half that will make your soul complete. It's the only thing that you will see crystal clear. Is this what they notoriously call the "soulmate" or "significant other" ? I guess so. No, I'm even sure. Ever wondered why we have a symmetrical body, two eyes to see, two ears to hear, two hands to touch, two feet to walk, but only one heart ? It's because somewhere on this planet, there's this one person carrying the other part of it. And when you meet that person, two halves of a heart will unite, and two souls will become one.
Dear other half,
I know I haven't met you yet. But regardless of space and time, I know and I have faith that I will find you someday. I can't wait to make your life, heart and soul complete as you will complete mine. And I vow and promise that I will take care of you because you are mine. But for the time being, let's wait for our fate to cross our paths. It might be tomorrow, in a few weeks or maybe in ten years, nevertheless God knows it will happen. Therefore, 'til we finally meet.
Sincerely, J. Powers