Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Whimsical Letter to My Replacement

Dear Replacement,

There are a few things I think you should know, as you are now the object of her affection. Don’t let it surprise you, how quickly you fall for her, and don’t be apprehensive in letting yourself fall. She'll be there to catch you. Don’t let my Facebook page intimidate you. There were a lot of pictures of us, and while I hate to admit it, the pictures are a thing of the past. She’s taken down most of them by now. She may not talk about me to you; she didn't talk to her friends about it when it ended, so I don’t know if they will know either. It was a beautiful, one-sided love story of the past, but you are her future now.

We don’t know each other, and I am sure you already don’t like me. I resented you slightly when I first found out, but we do have something very wonderful in common, and it connects us whether we like to admit it or not.

I won’t text her or like her posts on social media. I can’t tell you every secret because it took me time to figure that out myself. But just trust that there are reasons she doesn’t say what you want her  to, and there are reasons she doesn't do what you want. She will spoil you from time to time, but she is wise with her expenses; she spends money only when she needs to. You are going notice how she gets excited like a child when it comes to certain things and learn to hear giggle in her laugh.

You’ll find out her favorite movie and she’ll make you sit through it; I know I couldn't without falling asleep. You’ll notice how she loves watching movies and how she might do it more than going out. You will see her out drunk and she’ll get mad sometimes. She has a temper, as I’m sure you have noticed, so don’t take it personally. When she storms off, let her go and trust she’ll always come back with a smile and her bright eyes that make you look away.

When she falls in love with you, let it not scare you when she cries because that’s the one thing that triggers those emotions in her. When she falls in love with you, you’ll notice you sleep better at night, and when it rains, her touch simply will vanish every fear. When that happens, you’ll almost look forward to simple things, such as walks because she’ll reach for your hand and you’ll blush because no glove has ever fit it so well. She’ll do whatever you ask of her and you’ll rarely fight. She doesn’t like advertising things like relationships and feelings, so don’t expect that of her, just know she does love you. She may not think of you at every moment, but you’ll cross her mind often enough.

She has bigger dreams than she is confident enough to believe in, so it’s your job to tell her every day how beautiful  she is and how smart she is and that she is capable of it all. She won’t believe you, but don’t stop saying it. She’ll make you see the world in a new light, and you’ll start questioning things you never knew. She can’t cook, so don’t expect her to. You’ll find yourself laughing at her little catchphrases, and if you do something she doesn't like, one eyebrow will raise and she’ll look at you without blinking.

When you two are out, she’ll watch you the whole time and it’ll seem like you are the only one in the room. When you dance, it’ll seem perfect. Let none of this scare you and love her the way she deserves. She’ll tell you about the past and her mistakes, so it’s your job to take her hand and let her know you’re not judging her.

She is a better person because of all of that, and she’s found you because of failed relationships in the past. I hope you love her the way she deserves and I hope she loves you as deeply as I thought she did me. I hope she’s honest with you in a way she never was with me, but most of all, I hope she gives you the perfection I thought would once be my life.

Also: Remember that I don’t dislike you, but if I’m being honest, I am jealous of you. I have found acceptance, but I’m also happy someone else gets a chance to experience what I did. I hope one day I can properly meet you. Like I said before, we have a connection that no one else can say they have and I’m sure you are a wonderful person. She looks at who a guy is first before falling in love with his appearance. It’s a rare quality in a woman.

I only ask one thing of you: Don’t hurt her the way she hurt me. I believe in karma and I believe people get what they send out to the world, but I never wish that pain upon anyone, especially her. You are dating the woman of our dreams and I truly mean it when I say I hope it all works out for you.

The Other Guy

P.S: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.


  1. your words/writing has that power to turn a non real story into reality.... i like it ;)

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