Years ago I came across a small bit of text, shared to Tumblr and then screen capped and re-shared to Facebook with significantly fewer pixels than the original image. It’s not very long, but the visual it evokes has stuck in my head since I read the original words.

It took some digging, but I managed to find the original.

I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it’s about to end.

And if you’re never going to see someone again, it’ll shine brightly and both of you can be polite and say, “It was nice to have you in my life while I did, good luck with everything that happens after now.”

And maybe if you’re never going to eat at the same restaurant again, it’ll shine and you can order everything off the menu you’ve never tried. Maybe, if someone’s about to buy your car, the light will shine and you can take it for one last spin. Maybe, if you’re with a group of friends who’ll never be together again, all your lights will shine at the same time and you’ll know, and then you can hold each other and whisper, “This was so good. Oh my God, this was so good.” – I wrote this for you

My heart is heavy right now as I procrastinate packing my life up into my trusty suitcase one last time. And I close my eyes tightly, blinking back tears, and trying to shut out the light that I imagine shining brightly above my head.

And tonight when we gather at Kelly’s apartment one last time to drink our fridges empty and cry our eyes out, I’m going to hold everyone so tight.

Because oh my god you guys.

This was so good.