- Vol. 04
- Chapter 08
The sailor and the sea
When you let go of love, remember the story of the man who would love a mermaid, and the mermaid who, in love with this man from a strange land, chose to give up who she was meant to be.
In this story, they don’t end up together. In this story, she realizes land isn't her home, that the air here chokes her with every breath she takes. He realizes he can’t hold onto his lover too. That she was part water and part magic, all of which slips through human fingers too fast.
That’s how you need to let go: slowly but surely. Don’t go looking for a rebound who looks just like them, who reminds you of them so much, that you cry out their names in the middle of making love.
Some lovers are like the waves which come and leave and when they come back again they are strangers.
The sailor and the seaAccept this unfamiliarity. Imagine being the sailor, whose earth was 75 per cent ocean.
Imagine leaving it all behind, for his sake, as well as the sake of the woman now turning blurry in his memories. If he can, so can you. If he can, so can you.