Saturday, October 25

Something New

I remember the day we first met. I saw you hiding behind the crowd and I just knew we’d make the best of friends. For a few months you seemed to stick by my side. We’d walk through campus together, sit through class together, and even go home together after a long and tiring day. We were inseparable. I carried your weight on my shoulders, while you carried my life inside of you. We made the perfect pair.

Much to my dismay, time came between us and caused us to go our separate ways. That always seems to happen. The moment I become so attached, the attachment is taken away. It was probably better that way, and thankfully, the distance didn’t last, you were back by my side in no time! Maybe I expected too much from you the instant you were back in my life. You seemed to be carrying more of my weight than ever before, and this time it was through the streets of DC. I seemed to take advantage of our being reunited, and I thought of only my needs, not yours. I was constantly stuffing things into you, without the slightest recollection that you already had enough. You didn’t seem to mind, until I noticed you were becoming rough around the edges. Even then, you didn’t seem to mind. It was as though you felt more needed, more loved, more cared for by everything I was giving you. So giving I did. It wasn’t until the other day you finally told me you had enough.

You were hanging by your last thread, and our days together were coming to an end. Just as I was becoming so used to you, you told me you were through. I knew secret things about you. I knew you inside and out. I knew your strengths and your weaknesses. And I knew that every morning I’d find you by my side. Well, those days are over now, you’ve been replaced. You told me you had enough. So, I took what was mine and left. It wasn’t easy. I spent weeks trying to find someone like you. Nothing ever seemed good enough. Nothing ever seemed strong enough. Nothing ever looked as good as you did. Do you remember how many compliments you’d get? Everyone always admired you, and since you were a gift, I always felt ok with agreeing with them. That makes you hard to replace. But I did it. Last night I found the new you. Purple is the new green!

6 comments:

Joshua and Joy said...

You're so funny Amy! I've had my purse for about 3-4 years...I actually don't remember how long I've had it, but since before I was married. It's blue and I love it! I've never found one that I love so much, so when the strap was falling apart, I super glued it back in place...so far it's done the trick.

AJ Candrian said...

Did you pretend the purse talked to you sometimes? Kind of like Jenna-P?

Brittany said...

HAHA! Jenna-P! How could I forget about her? I still like the green one a lot better than the purple one. I mean, come on, purple?

Mr & Mrs Hilton said...

That was to funny! The new purse looks great and I love the color. I am glad you left me a comment, I had no idea that you had a blog. Looks like life is going well for you, life is going great for me as well. Enjoy your new companion...Have a happy halloween!

liz said...

Haha--I love it! I laughed quite hard - especially remembering your beginnings with little green!

MichaelJ said...

I remember Kirk used to always make fun of Jenna-P. Haha good times