there's some things you just have to experience to ever know or understand. even when you think you get it, you don't. you have to have been there.
there's some places you had to have visited to really be able to see a clear picture of in your mind; when you close your eyes, do you have memories there? does someone come to mind? what does that place mean to you?
we all have places that we will never forget. because something happened there. someone's there. there's some place where you made a memory that you just know you will never forget. because it's like a part of you.
maybe you left a part of you there. maybe you will never get that part back.
i think of Toy Story 3, where mrs. Potato Head leaves one of her eyes behind in Andy's room. she left a part of her in a place that meant something to her. a part of her remained in a place where memories had been made, laughs had been shared…where her life was. and when she was forced to go, there was still a part of her that was there, that was left behind. so when she closed her eye, she could see andy's room.
i think we all have those moments, those memories.
we are forced to go. something happens and we have to leave behind some place that meant the world to us. and because it meant that much, a part of us gets left behind. and now, when we close our eyes, we can still see it. we still see it and we wonder if we can ever get it back; if we can ever GO back.
i realize she's a potato head, a fictitious character. but does that mean i need to disregard the message screaming in my head? the truth is there. in the most unexpected form, yes. but that doesn't make it any less of the truth. if you read between the lines, you can note the message clearly stated. the message about love, and losing. memories, and home. forgetting and remembering.