A friend of mine said yesterday that people liking each other is the most important thing in the world. She’s right, of course, except that occasionally the world decides that while it is important, it just isn’t important right now.
Sometimes, no matter how much two people like each other, you have to put that aside, file it away, shove it in the bottom draw. It’s not easy, in fact it’s really fucking hard. But you do it, because there’s really no other option.
Maybe one of the people doing the liking hasn’t finished working out what they like within themselves first, or maybe they want to know whether there are better options in the liking department. Maybe they’ve thought they have liked people before, and realised that the feeling was transient and not based on real liking at all. Maybe they doubt their liking instincts, or the liking is a smidge one sided.
Sometimes it’s just the case that there’s a whole world to be experienced, and for the time being that’s a wee bit more important than liking, or being liked by, anyone. And it’s a sign of how much you like someone that you would hate to see them miss out on seizing absolutely everything on offer to them.
So…have faith that the world knows what it’s doing. What may appear to be lousy timing may in fact be a blessing in disguise. And try to remember never, ever, to stop liking.