After all these years, after all that had happened, today was the beginning of the end.
They had not slept the entire night. He tried to change her mind, but she looked convinced and firm about what she wanted. No words and no memories could change her anger: anger with life, anger with the world, anger with love, but more than anything, anger with herself and her inability to admit that she was wrong.
The darkest part of their day was when the sun was highest in the sky. The tears running down their faces showed their despair, their love, their anger, their sadness, and their cowardice. They merged in a hug, wishing that it could last forever, but it didn’t. She walked through the door, leaving her heart behind. He stayed inside, assuming that she would return.
Days and months passed as they fought with their feelings and their wishes. Life went on, and they stood waiting for each other. At the end, their love was killed by ego. This is how everything ends. One more love that died just because of pride.
Born in Puebla, Mexico, Yadira Bravo came to New York in 2009. She is the mother of two boys and enjoys music, dance, and reading novels. Yadira Bravo is the founder of her own lice-removal company, serving mostly children and families. She is also currently a student at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Project Reach Youth. Annette Reives and Shannon Flam are her teachers. John Kefalas is the site coordinator.