My mother once told me when I was young, “Words are like a glass of water. Once you spill it, you can never get it back into the glass like it was. Words that you utter are like the water being spilled. You could never take it back.” That was years ago and I couldn’t quite understand the significance of her advice as I never experienced such life lesson of wanting to take back the words that I’ve said to someone.
Today. I learned what she meant by the glass of water.
I uttered meaning less words put together into a sentence filled with anger, frustration, and viciousness. The words that I cannot take back hurt the person I love the most and now I sit here with regrets — a cruel and painful consequence that I must face for my actions. But the pain that he feels… I am now responsible for. I fear that he might live with this pain forever. I fear that this pain may cause pain in our relationship. A pain without an antidote. The spilled water that I cannot put back into the glass.
They can be warming, loving, and caring yet could be vicious, dangerous, and painful at times. It’s a glass of water.